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Songs for the Sanctuary 



OR, 



PSALMS AND HYMNS 



CHRISTIAN WORSHIP 

S. 



A. S BARNES & COMPANY, 
NEW YORK AND CHICAGO. 

1870. 



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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1870,. by 
A. S. BARNES & COMPANY, 

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Sor 
District of New York. 



preface* 



THIS book is meant to accompany a volume of larger 
size bearing the same name, containing these hymns 
set to appropriate music, in the exact order of arrange- 
ment here employed. The object of its issue is merely to 
meet the convenience of those who desire a more portable 
form. 

The compiler has designed the " Songs for the Sanc- 
tuary" for use not only in the House of God, but in the 
Social Meetings of Christians, and even in the Family ; to 
be a book, if God and His people shall honor it so far, 
familiar in the Home as well as in the Church ; which 
children with their parents shall love and study ; and by 
which all shall be aided and taught to take part more 
joyfully in the worship of the Redeemer. 

It needs only to be observed, that, although for sym- 
metry and convenience no separation as to arrangement 
or numbering has been adopted, to distinguish between 
Hymns and what are technically called Psalms, yet the 
best versions of these latter have been carefully and 
lovingly sought from every source, so that each of the 
old songs of inspired authors might, if possible, have its 
representative here. An additional Index of Texts of 
Scripture will be found in the larger volume. 

CHAS. S. ROBINSON. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., March 1, 1865. 



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Cable of Contents 



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I.-PUBLIC WORSHIP : hymn 

1. Opening of Service 1_ 93 

2. General Praise 94_ 148 

3. Close of Service . 149— 190 

n.— THE SCRIPTURES 191- 208 

in.— GOD: Being, Attributes 209— 273 

IV.-JESUS CHRIST: 

1. Advent at Birth • 274 — 292 

2. Life and Character 293— 305 

■* 3. Sufferings and Death 306— 327 

4. Resurrection and Ascension 328— 333 

5. Adoration..., 334— 384 

V.— THE HOLY SPIRIT 385— 423 

YL— THE WAY OF SALYATION: 

1. Lost State of Man 424— 445 

2. Atonement and Pardon 41G— 459 

3. Invitations of the Gospel 460— 514 

4. Repentance and Reception of Christ 515— 567 

VTL— THE CHRISTIAN: 

1. Conflict with Sin 5GS— C41 

2. Encouragements 642— C89 

3. Love for the Saviour 690 — 790 

4. Graces : 791— 841 

5. Fellowship 842— 858 

6. Prater 8j!'— 893 

7. Privileges 894— C-30 

8. Duties 931— 960 

9. Afflictions 961— 1C08 

VLTI.— THE CHURCH: 

1. Institutions . . 1009—1031 

2. Ordinances 1032—1120 

3. Progress and Missions 1121 — 1180 

IX.-DEATH 1181-1233 

X.— THE JUDGMENT « 1234—1251 

XL— HEAYEN 1252— 13C8 

XH.-MISCELLAXEOUS 1309-1342 

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Xin— DOXOLOGIES...., 751 

XIY. -SELECTIONS FOR CHANTING . 756 

XY.— INDEX OF FIRST LINES 792 

XYI.-INDEX OF YERSES 823 

XYII.-INDEX OF SUBJECTS 841 



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Q\ AFELY through another week, 
O God has brought us on our way ; 
Let us now a blessing seek, 

"Waiting in his courts to-day : 
Day of all the week the best, 
Emblem of eternal rest. 

2 While we seek supplies of grace, 

Through the dear Redeemer' s name, 
Show thy reconciling face — 

Take away our sin and shame ; 
From our worldly cares set free, — 
May we rest this day in thee. 

3 Here we come thy name to praise ; 

Let us feel thy presence near ; 
May thy glory meet our eyes, 

While we in thy house appear : 
Here afford us, Lord, a taste 
Of our everlasting rest. 

4 May the gospel's joyful sound 

Wake our minds to raptures new : 
Let thy victories abound, — 

Unrepenting souls subdue : 
Thus let all our Sabbaths prove, 
Till we rest in thee above. 
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THINE earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love, 
But there' s a nobler rest above ; 
To that our longing souls aspire, 
With cheerful hope and strong desire. 

2 No more fatigue, no more distress, 
Nor sin nor death shall reach the place ; 
No groans shall mingle with the songs 
That warble from immortal tongues. 

3 No rude alarms of raging foes, 
No cares to break the long repose, 
No midnight shade, no clouded sun, 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

4 O long-expected day, begin ! 
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin ; 
Fain would we leave this weary road, 
And sleep in death to rest with God. 

Ujihesicnis 3 : j9. Z, . Jlf. 

COME, gracious Lord, descend and dwell, 
By faith and love, in every breast ; 
Then shall we know, and taste, and feel 
The joys that cannot be expressed. 

2 Come, fill our hearts with inward strength, 
Make our enlarged souls possess, 
And learn the height, and breadth, and length 
Of thine eternal love and grace. 

3 Now to the God whose power can do 
More than our thoughts and wishes know, 
Be everlasting honors done, 
By all the church, through Christ his Son. 

4 Z. Jr. 

Y opening eyes with rapture see 
The dawn of thy returning day ; 
My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee, 
While thus my early vows I pay. 



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Oh, bid this trifling world retire, 
And drive each carnal thought away ; 
Nor let me feel one vain desire — 
One sinful thought through all the day. 

Then, to thy courts when I repair, 
My soul shall rise on joyful wing, 
The wonders of thy love declare, 
And join the strains which angels sing. 



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SWEET is the light of Sabbath eve, 
And soft the sunbeams lingering there ; 
For these blest hours the world I leave, 
Wafted on wings of faith and prayer. 

2 The time how lovely and how still ; 
Peace shines and smiles on all below ; 
The plain, the stream, the wood, the hill, 
All fair with evening' s setting glow. 

3 Season of rest ! the tranquil soul 
Feels the sweet calm, and melts to love ; 
And while these sacred moments roll, 
Faith sees the smiling heaven above. 

4 Nor will our days of toil be long ; 
Our pilgrimage will soon be trod ; 
And we shall join the ceaseless song, 
The endless Sabbath of our God. 

Psalm 02 -Z . JW. 

SWEET is the work, my God, my King, 
To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing ; 
To show thy love by morning light, 
And talk of all thy truth at night. 

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest ; 
No mortal care shall seize my breast ; 
Oh, may my heart in tune be found, 
Like David's harp of solemn sound ! 



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3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord, 
And bless his works and bless his word ; 
Thy works of grace, how bright they shine ! 
How deep thy counsels ! how divine 

4 Lord, I shall share a glorious part, 
"When grace hath well refined my heart, 
And fresh Supplies of joy are shed, 
Like holy oil to cheer my head. 

5 Then shall I see, and hear, and know 
All I desired or wished below ; 
And every power find sweet employ, 
In that eternal world of joy. 

'Psalm Si.. Z. Jf. 

HOW pleasant, how divinely fair, 
O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are ! 
With long desire my spirit faints, 
To meet th' assemblies of thy saints. 

2 Blest are the saints who sit on high 
Around thy throne of majesty ; 
Thy brightest glories shine above, 
And all their work is praise and love. 

3 Blest are the souls that find a place 
"Within the temple of tlry grace ; 
There they behold thy gentler rays. 
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise. 

4 Blest are the men whose hearts are set 
To find the way to Zion' s gate ; 

God is their strength, and thro' the road 
They lean upon their helper, God. 

5 Cheerful they walk with growing strength, 
Till all shall meet in heaven at length ; 
Till all before thy face appear, 

And join in nobler worship there. 



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NOTHER, six days' work is done, 
Another Sabbath is begun ; . 
Return, my soul ! enjoy thy rest, 
Improve the day thy God has blessed. 

2 Oh, that our tho'ts and thanks may rise, 
As grateful incense to the skies ; 
And draw, from heaven, that sweet repose, 
Which none, but he that feels it, knows. 

3 This heavenly calm, within the breast, 
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest, 
Which for the church of God remains — 
The end of cares, the end of pains. 

4 In holy duties, let the day, 
In holy pleasures, pass away ; 
How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend, 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end. 

A WAKE, my soul, and with the sun 
-jlJl. Thy daily stage of duty run ; 
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise 
To pay thy morning sacrifice. 

2 Awake, lift up thyself, my heart, 
And with the angels bear thy part, 
"Who all night long unwearied sing 
High praises to tli' eternal King. 

3 Glory to thee, who safe hast kept, 
And hast refreshed me while I slept ; 
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake, 
I may of endless life partake. 

4 Lord, I my vows to thee renew : 
Scatter my love as morning dew ; 
Guard my first springs of thought and will, 
And with thyself my spirit nil. 



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PU&JLIC WORSHIP. 

5 Direct, control, suggest, this day, 
All I design, or do, or say : 
That all my powers, with all their might, 
In thy sole glory may unite. 

Psalm S4.. Z. Jf. 

GREAT God ! attend, while Zion sings 
The joy that from thy presence springs ; 
To spend one day with thee on earth 
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 

2 Might I enjoy the meanest place 
Within thy house, O God of grace ! 
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power, 
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 

3 God is our sun, he makes our day ; 
God is our shield, he guards our way 
From all the assaults of hell and sin, 
From foes without, and foes within. 

4 All needful grace will God bestow, 
And crown that grace with glory, too ; 
He gives us all things, and withholds 
No real good from upright souls. 

5 God, our King, whose sovereign sway 
The glorious hosts of heaven obey, 
Display thy grace, exert thy power. 
Till all on earth thy name adore ! 

Psalm 57- ■£ ' JW* 

ETERNAL God, celestial King ! 
Exalted be thy glorious name ; 
Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing, 
And saints on earth thy love proclaim, 

2 My heart is fixed on thee, my God 1 
I rest my hope on thee alone ; 
I'll spread thy sacred truths abroad, 
To all mankind thy love make known. 



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3 Awake, my tongue ! awake, my lyre ! 
With morning' s earliest dawn arise ; 
Let songs of joy my soul inspire, 
And swell your music to the skies. 

4 With those who in thy grace abound, 
To thee I'll raise my thankful voice ; 
While every land the earth around, 
Shall hear, and in thy name rejoice. 

Y God, my King, thy various praise 
Shall fill the remnant of my days ; 
Thy grace employ my humble tongue, 
Till death and glory raise the song. 

2 The wings of every hour shall bear 
Some thankful tribute to thine ear ; 
And every setting sun shall see 
New works of duty done for thee. 

3 Let distant times and nations raise 
The long succession of thy praise ; 
And unborn ages make my song 
The joy and triumph of their tongue. 

4 But who can speak thy wondrous deeds % 
Thy greatness all our thoughts exceeds ; 
Yast and unsearchable thy ways ! 
Yast and immortal be thy praise ! 

TRIUMPHANT Lord, thy goodness reigns 
Through all the wide celestial plains ; 
And its full streams unceasing flow 
Down to the abodes of men below. 

2 Through nature's work its glories shine ; 
The cares of providence are thine ; 
And grace erects our ruined frame 
A fairer temple to thy name. 



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3 Oh, give to every human heart 
To taste, and feel how good thou art ; 
With grateful love and reverent fear, 
To know how blest thy children are. 

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OH, come, loud anthems let us sing, 
Loud thanks to our almighty King ; 
For we our voices high should raise, 
When our salvation' s Rock we praise. 

2 Into his presence let us haste, 

To thank him for his favors past ; 
To him address, in joyful songs, 
The praise that to his name belongs. 

3 Oh, let us to his courts repair, 
And bow with adoration there ; 
Down on our knees devoutly, all, 
Before the Lord, our Maker, fall. 

lO Z>sa!m fCG. Z. Jff. 

,H, render thanks to God above, 
The fountain of eternal love ; 
Whose mercy firm, through ages past, 
Hath stood, and shall forever last. 



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2 Who can his mighty deeds express, 
jS"ot only vast — but numberless \ 
What mortal eloquence can raise 
His tribute of immortal praise \ 

3 Extend to me that favor. Lord, 
Thou to thy chosen dost afford ; 
When thou return 3 st to set them free. 
Let thy salvation visit me. 

4 Oh, render thanks to God above, 
The fountain of eternal love : 

His mercy firm, through ages past, 
Hath stood, and shall forever last. 



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THIS is the day the Lord hath made ; 
He calls the hours his own ; 
' Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad, 
And praise surround the throne. 

2 To-day he rose, and left the dead, 

And Satan' s empire fell ; 
To-day the saints his triumph spread, 
And all his wonders tell. 

3 Hosanna to the anointed King, 

To David's holy Son; 
Help us, O Lord ; descend, and "bring 
Salvation from thy throne. 

4 Blest Ibe the Lord, who comes to men 

With messages of grace ; 
Who comes, in God his Father' s name, 
To save our sinful race. 

5 Hosanna in the highest strains 

The church on earth can raise ; 
The highest heavens, in which he reigns, 
Shall give him nobler praise. 

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EARLY, my God, without delay, 
I haste to seek thy face ; 
My thirsty spirit faints away, 
Without thy cheering grace. 

2 I've seen thy glory and thy power 
Through all thy temple shine ; 

My God, repeat that heavenly hour, 
That vision so divine. 

3 Not life itself, with all its joys, 
Can my best passions move, 

Or raise so high my cheerful voice. 
As thy forgiving love. 



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4 Tims, till my last expiring day, 
I'll bless my God and King ; 
Thus will I lift my hands to pray, 
And tune my lips to sing. 

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BLEST morning ! whose young dawning rays 
Beheld our rising God ; 
That saw him triumph o'er the dust, 
And leave his dark abode. 

2 In the cold prison of a tomb 

The great Eedeemer lay, 
Till the revolving skies had brought 
The third, th' appointed day. 

3 Hell and the grave combined their force 

To hold our Lord, in vain ; 
The sleeping conqueror arose, 
And burst their feeble chain. 

4 To thy great name, almighty Lord, 

These sacred hours we pay, 
And loud hosannas shall proclaim 
The triumph of the day. 

5 Salvation and immortal praise 

To our victorious King ! 
Let heaven and earth, and rocks and seas, 
With glad hosannas ring. 

Y soul, how lovely is the place, 
To which thy God resorts ! 
'Tis heaven to see his smiling face, 
Though in his earthly courts. 

There the great Monarch of the skies 

His saving power displays ; 
And light breaks in upon our eyes, 

With kind and quickening rays. 



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3 With his rich gifts, the heavenly Dove 

Descends and fills the place ; 
While Christ reveals his wondrous love, 
And sheds abroad his grace. 

4 There, mighty God, thy words declare 

The secrets of thy will ; 
And still we seek- thy mercy there, 
And sing thy praises still. 

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pAR from the world, O Lord, I flee, 
From strife and tumult far ; 
From scenes where Satan wages still 
His most successful war. 



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2 The calm retreat, the silent shade, 

With prayer and praise agree ; 
And seem by thy sweet bounty made 
For those who follow thee. 

3 There, if thy Spirit touch the soul, 

And grace her mean abode ; 
Oh ! with what peace, and joy, and love, 
She then communes with God. 

4 Author and Guardian of my life ! 

Sweet Source of light divine, 
And — all harmonious names in one — 
My Saviour ! — thou art mine ! 

5 What thanks I owe thee, and what love — 

A boundless, endless store — 
Shall echo through the realms above, 
When time shall be no more. 



FREQUENT the day of God returns 
To shed its quickening beams ; 
And yet how slow devotion burns ; 
How languid are its flames ! 



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2 Accept our faint attempts to love, 

Our frailties, Lord, forgive ; 
We would be like thy saints above, 
And praise thee while we live. 

3 Increase, Lord, our faith and hope, 

And fit us to ascend 
"Where the assembly ne'er breaks up, 
The Sabbath ne' er shall end ; — 

4 Where we shall breathe in heavenly air, 

With heavenly lustre shine, 
Before the throne of God appear, 
And feast on love divine ; — 

5 Where we in high seraphic strains 

Shall all our powers employ ; 
Delighted range the ethereal plains, 
And take our fill of joy. 

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LORD, in the morning thou shalt hear 
My voice ascending high ; 
To thee will I direct my prayer, 
To thee lift up mine eye. 

2 Up to the hills where Christ is gone, 

To plead for all his saints, 
Presenting at his Father's throne 
Our songs and our complaints. 

3 Thou art a God before whose sight 

The wicked shall not stand ; 
Sinners shall ne'er be thy delight, 
Nor dwell at thy right hand. 

4 But to thy house will I resort 

To taste thy mercies there ; 
I will frequent thy holy court, 
And worship in thy fear 



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5 Oh, may thy Spirit guide my feet 
In ways of righteousness ! 
Make every path of duty straight, 
And plain before my face. 

Psalm 122 C. M. 

"TX^riTH joy we hail the sacred day 

VV Which God hath called his own ; 
"With joy the summons we obey 
To worship at his throne 

2 Thy chosen temple, Lord, how fair ! 

Where willing votaries throng 
To breathe the humble, fervent prayer, 
And pour the choral song. 

3 Spirit of grace ! oh, deign to dwell 

Within thy church below ; 
Make her in holiness excel, 
With pure devotion glow. 

4 Let peace within her walls be found ; 

Let all her sons unite, 
To spread with grateful zeal around 
Her clear and shining light. 

5 Great God, we hail the sacred day 

Which thou hast called thine own ; 
With joy the summons we obey 
To worship at thy throne. 

"Psalm 36 : .9. C, Jlf. 

ETERNAL Sun of righteousness, 
Display thy beams divine, 
And cause the glory of thy face, 
Upon my heart to shine. 

2 Light, in thy light, oh, may I see, 
Thy grace and mercy prove, 
Revived, and cheered, and blest by thee, 
The God of pardoning love. 



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3 Lift up thy countenance serene, 

And let thy happy child 
Behold, without a cloud between, 
The Father reconciled. 

4 On me thy promised peace "bestow, 

The peace by Jesus given ; — 
The joys of holiness below, 
And then the joys of heaven. 

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^NCE more, my soul, the rising day 
Salutes thy waking eyes ; 
Once more, my voice, thy tribute pay 
To him that rules the skies. 

2 Night unto night his name repeats, 

The day renews the sound, 
Wide as the heaven on which he sits, 
To turn the seasons round. 

3 'Tis he supports my mortal frame ; 

My tongue shall speak his praise ; 
My sins would rouse his wrath to flame, 
And yet his wrath delays. 

4 Great God, let all my hours be thine, 

While I enjoy the light ; 
Then shall my sun in smiles decline, 
And bring a pleasant night. 

26 Psalm f22. C. M. 

OW did my heart rejoice to hear 
My friends devoutly say : 
" In Zion let us all appear, 
And keep the solemn day." 

2 I love her gates, I love the road ; 
The church, adorned with grace, 
Stands like a palace built for God, 
To show his milder face. 



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3 Up to her courts, with joys unknown, 

The holy tribes repair ; 
The Son of David holds his throne, 
And sits in judgment there. 

4 He hears our praises and complaints ; 

And, while his awful voice 
Divides the sinners from the saints, 
We tremble and rejoice. 

5 Peace be within this sacred place, 

And joy a constant guest ! 
With holy gifts and heavenly grace 
Be her attendants blest ! 

6 My soul shall pray for Zion still, 

While life or breath remains : 
There my best friends, my kindred, dwell ; 
There God, my Saviour, reigns. 



COME, ye that love the Saviour' s name, 
And joy to make it known ; 
The Sovereign of your hearts proclaim, 
And bow before his throne. 

2 Behold your King, your Saviour, crowned 

With glories all divine ; 
And tell the wondering nations round, 
How bright those glories shine. 

3 When in his earthly courts we view 

The beauties of our King, 
We long to love as angels do, 
And with their voice to sing. 

4 Oh, for the day, the glorious day ! 

When heaven and earth shall raise 
With all their powers, the raptured lay, 
To celebrate thy praise. 



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COME, thou desire of all thy saints ! 
Our humble strains attend, 
While with our praises and complaints, 
Low at thy feet we bend. 

2 How should our songs, like those above, 

With warm devotion rise ! 
How should our souls, on wings of love, 
Mount upward to the sides ! 

3 Come, Lord ! thy love alone can raise 

In us the heavenly flame ; 
Then shall our lips resound thy praise, 
Our hearts adore thy name. 

4 Dear Saviour, let thy glory shine, 

And fill thy dwellings here, 
Till life, and love, and joy divine 
A heaven on earth appear. 

5 Then shall our hearts enraptured say, 

Come, great Redeemer ! come, 
And bring the bright, the glorious day, 
That calls thy children home. 

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ARISE, King of grace, arise, 
And enter to thy rest ; 
Lo ! thy church waits, with longing eyes, 
Thus to be owned and blest. 

2 Enter with all thy glorious train, 

Thy Spirit and thy word ; 
All that the ark did once contain 
Could no such grace afford. 

3 Here, mighty God, accept our vows, 

Here let thy praise be spread ; 

Bless the provisions of thy house, 

And fill thy poor with bread. 



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4 Here let the Son of David reign, 

Let God' s Anointed shine ; 
Justice and truth his court maintain, 
With love and power divine. 

5 Here let him hold a lasting throne, 

And as his kingdom grows, 
Fresh honors shall adorn his crown, 
And shame confound his foes. 

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BLEST day of God ! most calm, most bright, 
The first, the best of days, 
The laborer's rest, the saint's delight, 
The day of prayer and praise. 

2 My Saviour' s face made thee to shine ; 

His rising thee did raise, 
And made thee heavenly and divine 
Beyond all other days. 

3 The first-fruits oft a blessing prove 

To all the sheaves behind ; 
And they the day of Christ who love, 
A happy week shall find. 

4 This day I must with God appear ; 

For, Lord, the day is thine ; 

Help me to spend it in thy fear, 

And thus to make it mine. 

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LORD ! when we bend before thy throne, 
And our confessions pour, 
Oh, may we feel the sins we own, 
And hate what we deplore. 

2 Our contrite spirits pitying see ; 
True penitence impart : 
And let a healing ray from thee 
Beam hope on every heart. 



2S PUBLIC WORSHIP. 

3 When we disclose our wants in prayer, 

Ma}~ we our wills resign ; 
Nor let a thought our bosom share, 
Which is not wholly thine. 

4 Let faith each meek petition fill, 

And waft it to the skies ; 
And teach our heart 'tis goodness still 
That grants it or denies. 



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SPIRIT of truth ! on this thy day, 
To thee for help we cry, 
To guide us through the dreary way 
Of dark mortality. 

2 We ask not. Lord, the cloven flame, 

Or tongues of various tone ; 
But long thy praises to proclaim, 
With fervor in our own. 

3 No heavenly harpings soothe our ear, 

No mystic dreams we share ; 

Yet hope to feel thy comfort near, 

And bless thee in our prayer. 

4 When tongues shall cease, and power decay. 

And knowledge empty prove, 
Do thou thy trembling servants stay, 
With faith, and hope, and love. 

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/"^OME, let us lift our joyful eyes 
vy Up to the courts above, 
And smile to see our Father there 
Upon a throne of love. 

2 The peaceful gates of heavenly bliss 
Are opened by the Son ; 
High let us raise our notes of praise, 
And reach the almighty throne. 



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(^ OD of the sun-light hours, how sad 
X Would evening shadows he, 
Or night, in deeper sable clad,— 
If aught were dark to thee ! 

2 How mournfully that golden gleam 

Would touch the thoughtful heart, 
If, with its soft, retiring beam 
We saw thy love depart. 

3 But, tho' the gathering gloom may hide 

Those gentle rays awhile, 
Yet they who in thy house abide, 
Shall ever share thy smile. 

4 Then let creation' s volume close 

Though every page be bright ; 
On thine, still open, we repose 
With more intense delight. 

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COME, sound his praise abroad, 
. And hymns of glory sing : 
Jehovah is the sovereign God, 
The universal King. 

2 He formed the deeps unknown ; 

He gave the seas their bound ; 
The watery worlds are all his own, 
And all the solid ground. 

3 Come, worship at his throne, 

Come, bow before the Lord : 
We are his work, and not our own, 
He formed us by his word. 

4 To-day attend his voice, 

Nor dare provoke his rod ; 
Come, like the people of his choice, 
And own your gracious God. 



S3 Tsalm IS. S. M. 

GEEAT is the Lord our God, 
And let his praise be great ; 
He makes his churches his abode, 
His most delightful seat. 

2 These temples of his grace. 

How beautiful they stand ! 

The honors of our native place, 

And bulwarks of our land. 

3 In Zion, God is known, 

A refuge in distress : 
How bright hath his salvation shone 
Through all her palaces ! 

4 Oft have our fathers told, — 

Our eyes have often seen, — 
How well our God secures the fold 
Where his own sheep have been. 

5 In every new distress, 

We'll to his house repair ; 
We'll think upon his wondrous grace, 
And seek deliverance there. 



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Y God, permit my tongue 
This joy, to call thee mine ; 
And let my early cries prevail 
To taste thy love divine. 

2 For life, without thy love, 
]S"o relish can afford ; 

Hso joy can be compared with this, 
To serve and please the Lord. 

3 In wakeful hours of night, 
I call my God to mind ; 

I think how wise thy counsels are, 
And all thy dealings kind. 






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Since tliou liast been my help, 
To thee my spirit flies ; 

And on thy watchful providence 
My cheerful hope relies. 

The shadow of thy wings 
My soul in safety keeps ; 

I follow where my Father leads, 
And he supports my steps. 



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NOW let onr voices join 
To raise a sacred song ; 
Ye pilgrims ! in Jehovah's ways, 
With music pass along. 

2 See — flowers of paradise, 

In rich profusion, spring ; 
The sun of glory gilds the path, 
And dear companions sing. 

3 See — Salem' s golden spires, 

In beanteons prospect, rise ; 
And brighter crowns than mortals wear, 
Which sparkle through the skies. 

4 All honor to his name, 

Who marks the shining way, — 
To him who leads the pilgrims on 
To realms of endless day. 

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OTHOU above all praise, 
Above all blessing high, 
Who wonld not fear thy holy name, 
And land, and magnify ! 

2 Oh, for the living flame 

From thine own altar brought, 
To touch our lips, our sonls inspire, 
And wing to heaven our thought ! 



3 God is our strength and song, 
And liis salvation ours ; 
Then be his love in Christ proclaimed 
With all our ransomed powers. 



"TYTITH joy we lift our eyes 
v V To those bright realms above, 

That glorious temple in the skies, 
Where dwells eternal Love. 

2 Before thy throne we bow, 

O thou almighty King ; 
Here we present the solemn vow, 
And hymns of praise we sing. 

3 While in thy house we kneel, 

With trust and holy fear, 
Thy mercy and thy truth reveal, 
And lend a gracious ear. 



LORD, in this sacred hour 
Within thy courts we bend, 
And bless thy love, and own thy power, 
Our Father and our Friend. 

2 But thou art not alone 

In courts by mortals trod ; 
!Nor only is the day thine own 
When man draws near to God 

3 Thy temple is the arch 

Of yon unmeasured sky ; 
Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march 
Of thine eternity. 

4 Lord, may that holier day 

Dawn on thy servants' sight ; 

And purer worship may we pay 

In heaven' s unclouded light. 



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GOME, we who love the Lord, 
And let our joys be known ; 
Join in a song of sweet accord, 
And thus surround the throne. 

2 Let those refuse to sing 

Who never knew our God ; 
But children of the heavenly King 
May speak their joys abroad. 

3 The men of grace have found 

Glory "begun below ; 
Celestial fruits on earthly ground 
From faith and hope may grow. 

4 The hill of Zion yields 

A thousand sacred sweets 
Before we reach the heavenly fields, 
Or walk the golden streets. 

5 Then let our songs abound, 

And every tear be dry ; 
We're inarching thro' Immanuel's ground 
To fairer worlds on high. 

'Psalm SI. S. M~. 

"TTTELCOME, sweet day of rest, 

V V That saw the Lord arise ! 
Welcome to this reviving breast, 
And these rejoicing eyes ! 

2 The King himself comes near, 

And feasts his saints to-day ; 
Here may we sit, and see him here, 
And love, and praise, and pray. 

3 One day, amid the place 

Where my dear Lord hath been, 
Is sweeter than ten thousand days 
Within the tents of sin. 



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4 My willing soul would stay 
In sucli a frame as this, 
And sit and sing herself away 
To everlasting bliss. 



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WAKE, and sing the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb ; 
Wake, every heart and every tongue, 
To praise the Saviour' s name. 

2 Sing of his dying love ; 

Sing of his rising power ; 
Sing, how he intercedes above 
For those whose sins he bore. 

3 Ye pilgrims ! on the road 

To Zion' s city, sing ! 
Rejoice ye in the Lamb of God, — 
In Christ, the eternal King. 

4 Soon shall we hear him say, — 

" Ye blessed children ! come ; " 
Soon will he call us hence away, 
And take his wanderers home. 

5 There shall each raptured tongue 

His endless praise proclaim ; 
And sweeter voices tune the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 

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Thy glorious name to sing ; 
To praise and pray — to hear thy word, 
And grateful offerings bring. 

Sweet — at the dawning light, 

Thy boundless love to tell ; 
And when approach the shades of night, 

Still on the theme to dwell. 



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3 Sweet — on this day of rest, 

To join in heart and voice 4 , 
With those who love and serve thee "best, 
And in thy name rejoice. 

4 To songs of praise and joy 

Be every Sabbath given, 
That such may be our blest employ 
Eternally in heaven. 

Psalm /9. $• M. 

BEHOLD, the morning sun 
Begins his glorious way ; 
His beams through all the nations run, 
And light and life convey. 

2 But where the gospel comes, 

It spreads diviner light ; 
It calls dead sinners from their tombs, 
And gives the blind their sight. 

3 How perfect is thy word ! 

And all thy judgments just ! 
Forever sure thy promise, Lord, 
And we securely trust. 

4 My gracious God, how plain 

Are thy directions given ! 
Oh, may I never read in vain, 
But find the path to heaven. 

Psalm //r. S* M. 

THY name, Almighty Lord, 
Shall sound through distant lands : 
Great is thy grace, and sure thy word ; 
Thy truth forever stands. 

2 Far be thine honor spread 
And long thy praise endure, 
Till morning light, and evening shade, 
Shall be exchanged no more. 



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OW charming is the place 
Where my Redeemer, God, 
Unvails the beauty of his face, 
And sheds his love abroad ! 

2 Not the fair palaces, 

To which the great resort, 
Are once to be compared with this, 
Where Jesus holds his court. 

3 Here on the mercy- seat, 

With radiant glory crowned, 
Our joyful eyes behold him sit 
And smile on all around. 

4 Give me, O Lord, a place 

Within thy blest abode,* 
Among the children of thy grace, 
The servants of my God. 

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"TTTELCOME, delightful morn, 
\ V Thou day of sacred rest ! 
I hail thy kind return ; — 
Lord, make these moments blest : 
From the low train I soar to reach 

Of mortal toys, Immortal joys. 

2 Now may the King descend 

And fill his throne of grace ; 
Thy sceptre, Lord, extend, 

While saints address thy face 
Let sinners feel 
Thy quickening word, 

3 Descend, celestial Dove, 

With all thy quickenin 
Disclose a Saviour's love, 
And bless the sacred hours : 



And learn to know 
And fear the Lord. 






Then shall my soul 
New life obtain, 



Nor Sabbaths be 
Enjoyed in vain. 



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AWAKE, ye saints, awake ! 
-XjL And hail tliis sacred day ; 
In loftiest songs of praise 

Yonr joyful homage pay : 
Come bless the day that God hath blest, 
The type of heaven' s eternal rest. 

2 On this anspicions morn 

The Lord of life arose ; 
He burst the bars of death, 

And vanquished all our foes : 
And now he pleads our cause above, 
And reaps the fruit of all his love. 

3 All hail, triumphant Lord ! 

Heaven with hosannas rings, 
And earth in humbler strains 

Thy praise responsive sings : 
Worthy the Lamb that once was slain, 
Through endless years to live and reign. 

Psalm SI. 22. SIT. 

LORD of the worlds above, 
How pleasant and how fair 
The dwellings of thy love, 
Thine earthly temples are ! 
To thine abode 
My heart aspires, 



With warm desires, 
To see my God. 



2 The sparrow for her young 
With pleasure seeks a nest ; 
And wandering swallows long 
To find their wonted rest ; 



My spirit faints 



To rise and dwell 



With equal zeal, Among thy saints 

3 Oh, happy souls, that pray 

Where God appoints to hear ! 



PUBLIC WORSHIP. 

Oh, happy men that pay 
Their constant service there ! 
They praise thee still ; That love the way 

And happy they To Zion' s hill. 

4 They go from strength to strength, 
Through, this dark vale of tears, 
Till each arrives at length, 
Till each in heaven appears : 



Oh, glorious seat, 
When God our King 



Shall thither bring 
Our willing feet ! 



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OW pleased and blessed was I, 
To hear the people cry, 
" Come, let us seek our God to-day ! " 
Yes, with a cheerful zeal, 
We haste to Zion' s hill, 
And there our vows and honors pay. 

2 Zion — thrice happy place — 
Adorned with wondrous grace, 

While walls of strength embrace thee round : 

In thee our tribes appear 

To pray, and praise, and hear 
The sacred gospel's joyful sound. 

3 Here David' s greater Son 
Has fixed his royal throne ; 

He sits for grace and judgment here ; 

He bids the saints be glad, 

He makes the sinners sad, 
And humble souls rejoice with fear. 

4 May peace attend thy gate, 
And joy within thee wait, 

To bless the soul of every guest : 

The man who seeks thy peace, 

And wishes thine increase, 
A thousand blessings on him rest ! 



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5 My tongue repeats her vows, 

" Peace to this sacred house ! " 
For here my friends and kindred dwell : 

And since my glorious God 

Makes thee his "blest abode, 
My soul shall ever love thee well. 



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'rpiS heaven begun below 
J_ To hear Christ' s praises flow 

In Zion, where his name is known : 
What will it be above 
To sing redeeming love, 

And cast our crowns before his throne ! 

2 When we adore him there, 

We shall be void of fear, 
Nor faith, nor hope, nor patience need : 

Love will absorb us quite, 

Love, in the midst of light, 
On God' s eternal love shall feed. 

3 Oh, what sweet company 

We then shall hear and see ! 
What harmony will there abound ! 

When souls unnumbered sing 

The praise of Zion's King, 
Nor one dissenting voice is found ! 

4 With everlasting joy, 

Such as will never cloy, 
We shall be filled, nor wish for more ; 

Bright as meridian day, 

Calm as the evening ray, 
Full as a sea without a shore. 

5 Till that blest period come, 

Zion shall be my home ; 
And may I never thence remove, 

Till from the church below 

To that on high I go, 
And there commune in perfect love ! 



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LORD, we come before thee now, 
At thy feet we humbly bow ; 
Oh, do not our suit disdain ! 
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain \ 

2 Lord, on thee our souls depend, 
In compassion now descend ; 

Fill our hearts with thy rich grace, 
Tune our lips to sing thy praise. 

3 In thine own appointed way, 
Now we seek thee ; here we stay ; 
Lord, we know not how to go, 
Till a blessing thou bestow. 

4 Comfort those who weep and mourn ; 
Let the time of joy return ; 

Those that are cast down lift up ; 
Make them strong in faith and hope. 

5 Grant that all may seek and find 
Thee a God supremely kind ; 
Heal the sick ; the captive free ; 
Let us all rejoice in thee. 

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TO thy pastures fair and large, 
Heavenly Shepherd, lead thy charge 
And my couch, with tenderest care, 
'Mid the springing grass prepare. 

2 When I faint with summer's heat, 
Thou shalt guide my weary feet, 
To the streams that, still and slow, 
Through the verdant meadows flow. 

3 Safe the dreary vale I tread, 

By the shades of death o'erspread, 
With thy rod and staff supplied, 
This my guard — and that my guide. 



4 Constant to my latest end, 
Thou my footsteps shalt attend ; 
And shalt bid thy hallowed dome 
Yield me an eternal home. 



TO thy temple we repair — 
Lord, we love to worship there, 
When within tlie vail we meet 
Thee npon the mercy-seat. 

2 While thy glorious name is sung, 
Tune our lips — unloose our tongue ; 
Then our joyful souls shall bless 
Thee, the Lord our Righteousness. 

3 While to thee our prayers ascend, 
Let thine ear in love attend ; 
Hear us, for thy Spirit pleads — 
Hear, for Jesus intercedes. 

4 While thy word is heard with awe, 
While we tremble at thy law, 

Let thy gospel' s wondrous love 
Every doubt and fear remove. 

5 From thy house when we return, 
Let our hearts within us burn ; 
That at evening we may say — 
"We have walked with God to-day." 



/CHRIST, the Lord, is risen to-day, 
V7 Sons of men, and angels, say ; 
Raise your joys and triumphs high ! 
Sing, ye heavens ! and earth, reply ! 

2 Love' s redeeming work is done, 
Fought the fight, the battle won ; 
Lo, our Snn's eclipse is o'er ; 
Lo, he sets in blood no more. 



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3 Yain the stone, the watch, the seal ; 
Christ hath burst the gates of hell ; 
Death in vain forbids his rise ; 
Christ hath opened Paradise. 

4 Lives again our glorious King ; 
"Where, O Death, is now thy sting?" 
Once he died our souls to save ; 

" Where's thy victory, boasting Grave?" 

5 Soar we now where Christ has led, 
Following our exalted Head ; 
Made like him, like him we rise ; 
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies ! 

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OW begin the heavenly theme, 
Sing aloud in Jesus' name ; 
Ye, who his salvation prove, 
Triumph in redeeming love. 

2 Ye, who see the Father s grace 
Beaming in the Saviour's face, 
As to Canaan on ye move, 
Praise, and bless redeeming love. 

3 Mourning souls ! dry up your tears ; 
Banish all your sinful fears ; 

See your guilt and curse remove, — 
Canceled by redeeming love. 

4 When his Spirit leads us home, 
When we to his glory come, 
We shall all the fulness prove 
Of the Lord' s redeeming love. 

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JOYFUL be the hours to-day ; 
Joyful let the seasons be ; 
Let us sing, for well we may : 
Jesus ! we will sing of thee. 



2 Should thy people silent be, 

Then the very stones would sing : 
What a debt we owe to thee, 
Thee our Saviour, thee our King ! 

3 Joyful are we now to own, 

Rapture thrills us as we trace 
All the deeds thy love hath done, 
All the riches of thy grace. 

4 'Tis thy grace alone can save ; 

Every blessing comes from thee — 
All we have, and hope to have, 
All we are, and hope to be. 

5 Thine the Name to sinners dear ! 

Thine the Name all names before ! 
Blessed here and everywhere ; 
Blessed now and evermore ! 



NOW, from labor and from care, 
Evening shades have set me free ; 
In the work of praise and prayer, 

Lord ! I would converse with thee : 
Oh ! behold me from above, 
Fill me with a Saviour 1 s love. 

Sin and sorrow, guilt and woe, 
Wither all my earthly joys ; 

Naught can charm me here below, 
But my Saviour' s melting voice : 

Lord ! forgive — thy grace restore, 

Make me thine forevermore. 

For the blessings of this day, 
For the mercies of this hour, 

For the gospel' s cheering ray, 
For the Spirit's quickening power, — 

Grateful notes to thee I raise ; 

Oh ! accept my song of praise 



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HAIL, thou "bright and sacred morn, 
Risen with gladness in thy "beams ! 
Light, which not of earth is Iborn, 

From thy dawn in glory streams : 
Airs of heaven are breathed around, 
And each place is holy ground. 

2 Great Creator ! who this day 

From thy perfect work didst rest ; 
By the souls that own thy sway 

Hallowed be its hours and blest ; 
Cares of earth aside be thrown, 
This day given to heaven alone ! 

3 Saviour ! who this day didst break 

The dark prison of the tomb ; 
Bid my slumbering soul awake, 

Shine thro' all its sin and gloom : 
Let me, from my bonds set free, 
Rise from sin, and live to thee. 

4 Blessed Spirit ! Comforter ! 

Sent this day from Christ on high ; 
Lord, on me thy gifts confer, 

Cleanse, illumine, sanctify ! 
All thine influence shed abroad, 
Fill me with the peace of God. 

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/CHRIST, whose glory fills the skies, 
\j Christ, the true, the only light, 
Sun of Righteousness, arise, 

Triumph o'er the shades of night ; 
Day-spring from on high, be near, 
Day- star in my heart appear. 

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn, 
If thy light is hid from me ; 






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Joyless is the day's return, 

Till thy mercy's beams I see ; 
Till they inward light impart, 
Warmth and gladness to my heart. 

Visit, then, this soul of mine ; 

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief ; 
Fill me, radiant Sun divine ! 

Scatter all my unbelief ; 
More and more thyself display, 
Shining to the perfect day. 

Psalm 67. 7s, 61. 

ON" thy church, O Power divine, 
Cause thy glorious face to shine, 
Till the nations from afar 
Hail her as their guiding star ; 
Till her sons from zone to zone, 
Make thy great salvation known. 

Then shall God, with lavish hand, 
Scatter blessings o'er the land ; 
Earth shall yield her rich increase, 
Every breeze shall whisper peace, 
And the world' s remotest bound 
With the voice of praise resound. 

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IN this calm impressive hour, 
Let my prayer ascend on high ; 
God of mercy ! God of power ! 
Hear me, when to thee I cry : 
Hear me from thy lofty throne, 
For the sake of Christ, thy Son. 

With the morning' s early ray, 

While the shades of night depart, 
Let thy beams of light convey 

Joy and gladness to my heart : 
Now o'er all my steps preside, 
And for all my wants provide. 



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3 Oh, what joy that word affords, 

"Thou shalt reign o : er all the earth ;" 
King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
Send thy Gospel-heralds forth ; 
Now begin thy boundless sway, 
Usher in the glorious day. 

65 Psalm 67. 7S,61. 

("^ OB of mercy, God of grace ! 
X Show the brightness of thy face : 
Shine upon us, Saviour ! shine ; 
Fill thy church with light divine ; 
And thy saving health extend 
To the earth's remotest end. 

2 Let the people praise thee, Lord I 
Be by all that live adored : 

Let the nations shout and sing, 
Glory to their Saviour King ; 
At thy feet their tribute pay, 
And thy holy will obey. 

3 Let the people praise thee, Lord ! 
Earth shall then her fruits afford ; 
God to man his blessings give ; 
Man to God devoted live ; 

All below, and all above, 
One in joy, and light, and love. 



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S the hart, with eager looks, 
Panteth for the water-brooks, 
So my soul, athirst for thee, 
Pants the living God to see ; 
When, oh, when, with filial fear, 
Lord, shall I to thee draw near ? 

2 Why art thou cast down, my soul I 
God, thy God, shall make thee whole ; , 









Why art thou disquieted 1 
God shall lift thy fallen head, 
And his countenance benign 
Be the saving health of thine. 

'Psalm su. 7s, 2), 

PLEASANT are thy courts above, 
In the land of light and love ; 
Pleasant are thy courts below, 
In this land of sin and woe. 
Oh, my spirit longs and faints 
For the converse of thy saints, 
For the brightness of thy face, 
For thy fulness, God of grace ! 
Happy birds that sing and fly 
Konnd thy altars, O Most High ! 
Happier souls that find a rest 
In their Heavenly Father's breast ! 
Like the wandering dove that found 
No repose on earth around, 
They can to their ark repair, 
And enjoy it ever there. 
Happy souls ! their praises flow, 
Even in this vale of woe ; 
Waters in the desert rise, 
Manna feeds them from the skies ; 
On they go from strength to strength, 
Till they reach thy throne at length ; 
At thy feet adoring fall, 
Who hast led them safe through all. 
Lord, be mine this prize to win, 
Guide me through this world of sin ; 
Keep me by thy saving grace, 
Give me at thy side a place ; 
Sun and Shield alike thou art, 
Guide and guard my erring heart ; 
Grace and glory flow from thee, 
Shed, oh, shed them, Lord, on me. 



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LIGHT of life, seraphic fire, 
Love divine, thyself impart ; 
Every fainting soul inspire ; 

Enter every drooping heart ; 
Every mournful sinner cheer, 

Scatter all our guilty gloom ; 
Father ! in thy grace appear, 
To thy human temples come. 

2 Come, in this accepted hour, 

Bring thy heavenly kingdom in ; 
Fill us with thy glorious power, 

Set us free from all our sin : 
Nothing more can we require, 

We will covet nothing less ; 
Be thou all our heart's desire, 

All our joy, and all our peace. 

LOED of all worlds ! incline thy lbounteous ear ; 
Thy children's voice in tender mercy hear ; 
Bear thy blest promise, fixed as hills, in mind, 
And shed renewing grace on lost mankind. 

2 Let Zion's walls before thee ceaseless stand, 
Dear as thine eye, and graven on thy hand ; 
From earth' s far regions Jacob' s sons restore, 
Oppressed by man and scourged by thee no more. 

3 Then shall mankind no more in darkness mourn, 
Then happy nations in a day be born ; 

From east to west thy glorious Name be one, 
And one pure worship hail th' eternal Son. 

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AGAIN the day returns of holy rest, 
. Which, when he made the world, Jehovah blessed ; 
When, like his own, he bade our labors cease, 
And all be piety, and all be peace. 






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2 Let us devote this consecrated day 

To learn his will, and all Ave learn obey ; 
So shall he hear, when fervently we raise 
Our supplications and our songs of praise. 

3 Father in heaven ! in whom our hopes confide, 
Whose power defends us, and whose precepts guide, 
In life our Guardian, and in death our Friend, 
Glory supreme be thine till time shall end. 

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HAIL, happy day ! thou day of holy rest, 
W hath eavenly peace and transport fill our breast ! 
When Christ, the God of grace, in love descends, 
And kindly holds communion with his friends. 

2 Let earth and all its vanities be gone, 

Move from my sight, and leave my soul alone ; 
Its flattering, fading glories I despise, 
And to immortal beauties turn my eyes. 

3 Fain would I mount and penetrate the skies, 
And on my Saviour's glories fix my eyes : 
Oh ! meet my rising soul, thou God of love, 
And waft it to the blissful realms above ! 



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ODAY of rest and gladness, 
O day of joy and light, 
O balm of care and sadness, 

Most beautiful, most bright ; 
On thee, the high and lowly, 
Bending before the throne, 
Sing Holy, Holy, Holy, 
To the Great Three in One. 

2 On thee, at the creation, 

The light first had its birth ; 
On thee, for our salvation, 

Christ rose from depths of earth ; 



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On thee, our Lord, victorious, 

The spirit sent from heaven, 
And thus on thee, most glorious, 

A triple light was given. 

3 To-day on weary nations 

The heavenly manna falls ; 
To holy convocations 

The silver trumpet calls, 
"Where gospel light is glowing 

With pure and radiant beams, 
And living water flowing 

With soul-refreshing streams. 

4 New graces ever gaining 

From this our day of rest, 
We reach the rest remaining 

To spirits of the blest : 
To Holy Ghost be praises, 

To Father and to Son ; 
The Church her voice upraises 

To thee, blest Three in One. 

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THINE holy day's returning, 
Our hearts exult to see ; 
And with devotion burning, . 

Ascend, O God, to thee ! 
To-day with purest pleasure, 

Our thoughts from earth withdraw ; 
We search for heavenly treasure, 

We learn thy holy law. 
2 We join to sing thy praises, 

Lord of the Sabbath day ; 
Each voice in gladness raises, 

Its loudest, sweetest lay ! 
Thy richest mercies sharing, 

Inspire us with thy love, 
By grace our souls preparing 

For nobler praise above. 



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FROM every earthly pleasure, 
From every transient joy, 
From every mortal treasure 

That soon will fade and die ; 
No longer these desiring, 

Upward our wishes tend, 
To nobler bliss aspiring, 

And joys that never end. 
What though we are but strangers' 

And sojourners below, 
And countless snares and dangers 

Surround the path we go \ 
Though painful and distressing, 

Yet there' s a rest above ; 
And onward still we're pressing, 

To reach that land of love. 



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GOD Almighty and All-seeing ! 
Holy One, in whom we all 
Live, and move, and have our being, 
Hear us when on thee we call ; 

Father, hear us, 
As before thy throne we fall. 
Of all good art thou the Giver ; 

Weak and wandering ones are we ; 
Then forever, yea, forever, 
In thy presence would we be ; 

Oh, be near us, 
That we wander not from thee. 

IN thy name, O Lord, assembling, 
We, thy people, now draw near : 
Teach us to rejoice with trembling ; 
Speak, and let thy servants hear ; 

Hear with meekness — 
Hear thy word with godly fear. 



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2 While our days on earth are lengthened, 

May we give them, Lord, to thee ; 
Cheered by hope, and daily strengthened, 
May we run, nor weary he 

Till thy glory 
Without cloud in heaven we see. 

3 There, in worship purer, sweeter, 

All thy people shall adore ; 
Tasting of enjoyment greater 

Than they could conceive before ; 

Full enjoyment, 
Full and pure forevermore. 

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WELCOME, days of solemn meeting ; 
Welcome, days of praise and prayer : 
Far from earthly scenes retreating, 
In your "blessings we would share ; 

Sacred seasons, 
In your blessings we would share. 

2 Be thou near us, blessed Saviour, 

Still at morn and eve the same ; 
Give us faith that cannot waver ; 
Kindle in us heaven's own flame ; 

Blessed Saviour, 
Kindle in us heaven's own flame. 

3 When the fervent heart is glowing, 

Holy Spirit, hear that prayer : 
When the song of praise is flowing, 
Let that song thine impress bear ; 

Holy Spirit, 
Yet that song thine impress bear 

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GREAT God ! this sacred day of thine 
Demands the soul's collected powers ; 
With joy we now to thee resign 
These solemn, consecrated hours : 



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Oh, may our souls, adoring, own 
The grace that calls us to thy throne. 
Hence, ye vain cares and trifles, fly ! 

Where God resides appear no more ; 
Omniscient God, thy piercing eye 

Can every secret thought explore ; 
Oh, may thy grace our hearts refine, 
And fix our thoughts on things divine. 
Thy Spirit' s powerful aid impart ; 

Oh, may thy word, with life divine, 
Engage the ear and warm the heart ; 

Then shall the day indeed be thine : 
Then shall our souls, adoring, own 
The grace which calls us to thy throne. 

Tsalm 10. Z. Jf. 61, 

THY glory, Lord, the heavens declare ; 
The firmament displays thy skill ; 
The changing clouds, the viewless air, 

Tempest and calm thy word fulfill ; 
Day unto day doth utter speech, 
And night to night thy knowledge teach. 
Though voice nor sound inform the ear, 

Well known the language of their song, 
When one by one the stars appear, 

Led by the silent moon along, 
Till round the earth, from all the sky, 
Thy beauty beams on every eye. 
While these transporting visions shine, 

Along the path of Providence, 
Glory eternal, joy divine, 

Thy word reveals, transcending sense ; 
My soul thy goodness longs to see, 
Thy love to man, thy love to me. 

Z.Jf.61. 

FORTH from the dark and stormy sky, 
Lord, to thine altar' s shade we fly ; 



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Forth from the world its hope and fear, 
Father, we seek thy shelter here ; 
Weary and weak thy grace we pray ; 
Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away. 

2 Long have we roamed in want and pain, 
Long have we sought thy rest in vain ; 
Wildered in doubt, in darkness lost, 
Long have our souls been tempest-tossed ; 
Low at thy feet our sins we lay ; 
Turn not, O Lord, thy guests away. 

81 Psalm 2.3. Z.M.6'1. 

THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, 
And feed me with a shepherd's care ; 
His presence shall my wants supply, 
And guard me with a watchful eye ; 
My noon-day walks he shall attend, 
And all my midnight hours defend 

2 When in the sultry glebe I faint, 
Or on the thirsty mountain pant, 
To fertile vales, and dewy meads, 
My weary, wandering steps he leads ; 
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, 
Amid the verdant landscape flow. 

3 Though in the paths of death I tread, 
With gloomy horrors overspread, 
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, 
For thou, O Lord, art with me still : 
Thy friendly rod shall give me aid, 

And guide me through the dreadful shade. 

4 Though in a bare and rugged way, 
Through devious, lonely wilds I stray, 
Thy presence shall my pains beguile : 
The barren wilderness shall smile, 

With sudden greens and herbage crowned ; 
And streams shall murmur all around. 






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Psalm 71 : ?6, ?7. Z< . Jtf. G I. 

THOU art, O God, the life and light 
Of all this wondrous world we see ; 
Its glow by day, its smile by night, 
Are but reflections caught from thee ; 
Where'er we turn, thy glories shine, 
And all things fair and bright are thine. 

2 When day, with farewell beam, delays 
Among the opening clouds of even, 
And we can almost think we gaze, 
Through opening vistas into heaven, — 
Those hues that mark the sun's decline, 
So soft, so radiant, Lord, are thine. 

3 When night, with wings of starry gloom, 
O'ershadows all the earth and skies, 

Like some dark, beauteous bird, whose plume 
Is sparkling with unnumbered eyes, — 
That sacred gloom, those fires divine, 
So grand, so countless, Lord, are thine. 

4 When youthful spring around us breathes, 
Thy spirit warms her fragrant sigh ; 

And every flower that summer wreathes 
Is born beneath thy kindling eye : 
Where'er we turn, thy glories shine, 
And all things fair and bright are thine. 

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BLEST hour ! when mortal man retires 
To hold communion with his God, 
To send to heaven his warm desires, 
And listen to the sacred word. 

2 Blest hour ! when earthly cares resign, 
Their empire o'er his anxious breast ; 
While all around the calm divine 
Proclaims the holy day of rest. 



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Blest hour ! when God himself draws nigh, 
Well pleased his people's voice to hear, 

To hush the penitential sigh. 

And wipe away the mourner's tear. 

Blest hour ! for where the Lord resorts — 
Foretastes of future bliss are given ; 

And mortals find his earthly courts 
The house of God, the gate of Heaven ! 

7s. 

WEET the time, exceeding sweet ! 
When the saints together meet, 
"When the Saviour is the theme, 
When they joy to sing of him. 

2 Sing we then eternal love, 
Such as did the Father move : 
He beheld the world undone, 
Loved the world, and gave his Son. 

3 Sing the Son' s amazing love ; 
How he left the realms above, 
Took our nature and our place, 
Lived and died to save our race. 

4 Sing we, too, the Spirit 5 s love ; 
With our stubborn hearts be strove, 
Filled our minds with grief and fear, 
Brought the precious Saviour near. 

5 Sweet the place, exceeding sweet, 
"Where the saints in glory meet ; 
Where the Saviour s still the theme, 
Where they see and sing of him. 

85 s. m. 

COME to the house of prayer, 
O thou afflicted, come ; 
The God of peace shall meet thee there — 
He makes that house his home. 






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2 Come to the house of praise, 

Ye who are happy now ; 
In sweet accord your voices raise, 
In kindred homage bow. 

3 Ye aged, hither come, 

For ye have felt his love ; 
Soon shall your trembling tongues be dumb, 
Your lips forget to move. 

4 Ye young, before his throne, 

Come, bow ; your voices raise ; 
Let not your hearts his praise disown 
Who gives the power to praise. 



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A GAIN our earthly cares we leave, 
-LJl And to thy courts repair ; 
Again with joyful feet we come : 

To meet our Saviour here. 

2 Great Shepherd of thy people, hear ! 

Thy presence now display , 
"VVe bow within thy house of prayer ; 
Oh ! give us hearts to pray. 

3 The clouds which vail thee from our sight, 

In pity, Lord, remove , 
Dispose our minds to hear aright 
The message of thy love. 

4 The feeling heart, the melting eye, 

The humble mind, bestow ; 
And shine upon us from on high, 
To make our graces grow. 

5 Show us some token of thy love, 

Our fainting hopes to raise ; 
And pour thy blessing from above, 
To aid our feeble praise. 



87 C. M. 

A GAIN the Lord of life and light 
-jlA_ Awakes the kindling ray, 
Dispels the darkness of the night, 

And ponrs increasing day. 

2 Oh, what a night was that which wrapt 

A guilty world in gloom ! 
Oh, what a sun which broke this day 
Triumphant from the tomb ! 

3 This day be grateful homage paid, 

And loud hosannas sung ; 
Let gladness dwell in every heart, 
And praise on every tongue. 

4 Ten thousand thousand voices join 

To hail this happy morn, 
Which scatters blessings from its wings 
On nations yet unborn. 

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OD is in his holy temple ; 
All the earth keep silence here ; 
Worship him in truth and spirit ; 
Reverence him with godly fear ; 

Holy, holy 
Lord of hosts, our God, appear ! 

2 God in Christ reveals his presence, 
Throned upon the mercy-seat ; 
Saints, rejoice, and sinners, tremble ; 
Each prepare his God to meet ; 

Lowly, lowly 
Bow, adoring at his feet. 

89 **«*» *»»• c - T - M - 

THE festal morn, my God, is come, 
That calls me to thy sacred dome, 
Thy presence to adore ! 
My feet the summons shall attend, 



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With willing steps thy courts ascend, 
And tread the hallowed floor. 

2 Ev'n now, to my expecting eyes, 

The heaven-built towers of Salem rise ; 

Ev'n now, with giad survey, 
I view her mansions, that contain 
Th' angelic forms — a glorious train — 

And shine with cloudless day. 

3 Hither, from earth's remotest end, 
Lo ! the redeemed of God ascend, 

Their tribute hither bring ; 
Here, crowned with everlasting joy, 
In hymns of praise their tongues employ, 

And hail th' immortal King. 

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a^HE bird let loose in Eastern skies, 
Returning fondly home, 
Ne'er stoops to earth her wing ; nor flies 
Where idle warblers roam. 

2 But high she shoots, thro' air and light, 

Above all low delay, 
"Where nothing earthly bounds her flight, 
Nor shadow dims her way. 

3 So grant me, Lord, from every snare 

Of sinful passion free, 
Aloft, through faith' s serener air, 
To hold my course to thee. 

4 No sin to cloud, no lure to stay 

My soul, as home she springs, 
Thy sunshine on her joyful way, 
Thy freedom in her wings. 

91 CM. 

"YT7"HEN, as returns this solemn day, 
V V Man comes to meet his God, 

What rites, what honors shall he pay % 
How spread his praise abroad \ 
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2 From marble domes and gilded spires 

Shall clouds of incense rise \ 
And gems, and gold, and garlands deck 
The costly sacrifice \ 

3 Vain, sinful man ! creation' s Lord 

Thy offerings well may spare ; 
But give thy heart, and thou shall find 
Thy God will hear thy prayer. 

92 Geyiesis 28: iG. Z. Jf. 

LO, God is here ! — let us adore ! 
And own how dreadful is this place ! 
Let all within us feel his power, 
And, silent, bow before his face. 

2 Lo ! God is here !-— him day and night 

United choirs of angels sing : 
To him, enthroned above all height, 
Let saints their humble worship bring. 

3 Lord God of hosts ! oh, may our praise 

Thy courts with grateful incense fill ! 
Still may we stand before thy face, 
Still hear and do thy sovereign will. 



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ING to the Lord our Might,— 
With holy fervor sing ! 
Let hearts and instruments unite 
To praise our heavenly King. 

This is his sacred house ; 

And tliis his festal day, 
When he accepts the humblest vows 

That we sincerely pay. 

The Sabbath to our sires 

In mercy first was given ; 
The Church her Sabbath still requires 

To speed her on to heaven. 



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4 And we, like them of old, 

Are in the wilderness ; 
And God is now as near his fold 
To pity and to bless. 

5 Then let ns open wide 

Our hearts for him to fill ; 
And he that Israel then supplied, 
Will keep his Israel still. 

Psalm fOO. Z.M. 

YE nations round the earth, rejoice 
Before the Lord, your sovereign King ; 
Serve him with cheerful heart and voice, 
With all your tongues his glory sing. 

2 The Lord is God — 'tis he alone 

Doth life and breath and being give : 
We are his work — and not our own, 
The sheep that on his pastures live. 

3 Enter his gates with songs of joy, 

With praises to his courts repair ; 
And make it your divine employ, 
To pay your thanks and honors there. 

4 The Lord is good — the Lord is kind ; 

Great is his grace — his mercy sure ; 
And all the race of man shall find 
His truth from age to age endure. 

Psalm 39. Z.Jf. 

JEHOVAH reigns ; his throne is high ; 
His robes are light and majesty ; 
His glory shines with beams so bright, 
No mortal can sustain the sight. 

2 His terrors keep the world in awe ; 
His justice guards his holy law ; 
Yet love reveals a smiling face, 
And truth and promise seal the grace. 



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3 Through all his works his wisdom shines, 
And baffles Satan' s deep designs ; 

His power is sovereign to fulfill 
The noblest counsels of his will. 

4 And will this glorious Lord descend 
To be my Father and my Friend ? 
Then let my songs with angels' join ; 
Heaven is secure, if God be mine. 

96 Tsvim. 117. Z<> M, 

FROM all that dwell below the skies, 
Let the Creator' s praise arise : 
Let the Redeemer's name be sung, 
Through every land, by every tongue. 

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ! 
Eternal truth attends thy word : 
Thy praise shall sound from shore to shore, 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 



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LL people that on earth do dwell, 

Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice ; 



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Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell, 
Come ye before him and rejoice. 

2 The Lord, ye know, is God indeed, 

Without our aid he did us make ; 
We are his flock, he doth us feed, 
And for his sheep he doth us take. 

3 Oh, enter, then, his gates with praise ; 

Approach with joy his courts unto ; 
Praise, laud, and bless his name always, 
For it is seemly so to do. 

4 For why 1 the Lord our God is good, 

His mercy is forever sure ; 
His truth at all times firmly stood, 
And shall from age to age endure. 



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98 &atm fZ.8. Z.M. 

LOUD hallelujahs to the Lord, 
From distant worlds where creatures dwell ! 
Let heaven begin the solemn word, 
And sound it dreadfnl down to hell 

2 Wide as his vast dominion lies, 

Make the Creator' s name be known ; 
Loud as his thunder, shout his praise, 
And sound it lofty as his throne. 

3 Jehovah — 'tis a glorious word ! 

Oh, may it dwell on every tongue ! 
But saints who best have known the Lord, 
Are bound to raise the noblest song. 

4 Speak of the wonders of that love 

Which Gabriel plays on every chord : 
From all below, and ail above, 
Loud hallelujahs to the Lord ! 

99 Isaiah 5/ : O. Z. M. 

AM of the Lord, awake, awake ; 
JljL Put on thy strength, the nations shake ; 
Now let the world, adoring, see 
Triumphs of mercy wrought by thee. 

2 Say to the heathen, from thy throne, 
"I am Jehovah, God alone : " 

Thy voice their idols shall confound, 
And cast their altars to the ground. 

3 Almighty God, thy grace proclaim 
Through every clime, of every name ; 
Let adverse powers before thee fall, 
And crown the Saviour Lord of all ! 

100 Fsaim io&. Z. M. 
EEAT is the Lord ! What tongue can frame, 

-T An honor equal to his name % 
How r aw^ful are his glorious ways ! 
The Lord is dreadful in his praise ! 



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2 Vast are thy works, Almighty Lord ! 
All nature rests upon thy word ; 
And clouds, and storms, and lire obey 
Thy wise and all-controlling sway. 

3 Thy glory, fearless of decline, 
Thy glory, Lord, shall ever shine ; 

Thy praise shall still our breath employ 
Till we shall rise to endless joy. 

101 Tsalm 20. Z.J/. 

IVE to the Lord, ye sons of fame, 
Give to the Lord renown and power ; 
Ascribe due honors to his name, 
And his eternal might adore. 

2 The Lord proclaims his power aloud. 

O'er all the ocean and the land ; 
His voice divides the watery cloud, 
And lightnings blaze at his command. 

3 The Lord sits Sovereign on the flood ; 

The Thunderer reigns forever King ; 
But makes his church his blest abode, 
Where we his awful glories sing. 

4 In gentler language, there the Lord 

The counsels of his grace imparts : 
Amid the raging storm, his word 

Speaks peace and courage to our hearts. 

102 *-** 

"VTOW to the Lord a noble song ! 

-i-N Awake, my soul ! awake, my tongue ! 

Hosanna to th' eternal name, 

And all his boundless love proclaim. 

2 See where it shines in Jesus' face, — 
The brightest image of his grace ! 
God, in the person of his Son, 
Hath all his mightiest works outdone. 



3 Grace ! — 'tis a sweet, a charming theme : 
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name : 

Ye angels ! dwell upon the sound : 
Ye heavens ! reflect it to the ground. 

4 Oh ! may I reach that happy place, 
Where he unvails his lovely face, 
Where all his beauties you behold, 
And sing his name to harps of gold. 

103 TsalmSe. £.*M. 

HIGH in the heavens, eternal God ! 
Thy goodness in full glory shines ; 
Thy truth shall break through every cloud 
That vails and darkens thy designs. 

2 Forever firm thy justice stands, 

As mountains their foundations keep : 
Wise are the wonders of thy hands ; 
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 

3 My God, how excellent thy grace ! 

Whence all our hope and comfort springs ; 
The sons of Adam, in distress, 
Fly to the shadow of thy wings. 

4 From the provisions of thy house 

We shall be fed with sweet repast : 
There, mercy like a river flows, 
And brings salvation to our taste. 

5 Life, like a fountain rich and free, 

Springs from the presence of my Lord ; 
And in thy light our souls shall see 
The glories promised in thy word. 

104 tc Te DeumS Z. M. 

LOUD God of Hosts, by all adored ! 
Thy name we praise with one accord ; 
The earth and heavens are full of thee, 
Thy light, thy love, thy majesty 



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2 Loud hallelujahs to thy name 
Angels and seraphim proclaim ; 
Eternal praise to thee is given 

By all the powers and thrones in heaven. 

3 Th' apostles join the glorious throng, 
The prophets aid to swell the song, 
The noble and triumphant host 

Of martyrs make of thee their "boast. 

4 The holy church in every place 
Throughout the world exalts thy praise ; 
Both heaven and earth do worship thee, 
Thou Father of eternity ! 

5 From day to day, Lord, do we 
Highly exalt and honor thee ; 
Thy name Ave worship and adore, 
"World without end, forevermore. 






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1Q5 2>salm f50. Z,Jl, 

►RAISE ye the Lord — let praise employ, 
In his own courts, your songs of joy ; 
The spacious firmament around 
Shall echo hack the joyful sound. 

2 Recount his works in strains divine, 

His wondrous works — how bright they shine ! 
Praise him for all his mighty deeds, 
Whose greatness all your praise exceeds. 

3 Let all, whom life and "breath inspire, 
Attend, and join the blissful choir ; 
But chiefly ye, who know his word, 
Adore, and love, and praise the Lord ! 

106 TtoOm /OS. -£. M* 

BLESS, my soul, the living God ; 
Call home thy thoughts that rove abroad : 
Let all the "powers within me join 
In work and worship so divine. 



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2 Bless, my soul, the God of grace ; 
His favors claim thy highest praise : 
Why should the wonders he hath wrought 
Be lost in silence and forgot ? 

3 'Tis lie, my soul, that sent his Son 

To die for crimes which thou hast done ; 
He owns the ransom, and forgives 
The hourly follies of our lives. 

4 Let every land his power confess ; 
Let all the earth adore his grace : 

My heart and tongue with rapture join, 
In work and worship so divine. 

107 Ser.f9.-e. Z.M. 

THE Lord is King ! lift up thy voice, 
O earth, and all ye heavens, rejoice ! 
From world to world the joy shall ring : 
The Lord omnipotent is King ! 

2 The Lord is King ! who then shall dare 
Resist his will, distrust his care ? 
Holy and true are all his ways : 

Let every creature speak his praise. 

3 The Lord is King ! exalt your strains, 
Ye saints, your God, your Father reigns 
One Lord, one empire, all secures : 

He reigns, — and life and death are yours. 

4 Oh, when his wisdom can mistake, 
His might decay, his love forsake, 
Then may his children cease to sing, 
The Lord omnipotent is King ! 

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WAKE, my tongue, thy tribute bring 
To Him who gave thee power to sing : 
Praise him, who is all praise above, 
The source of wisdom and of love. 



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2 Through each bright world above, behold 
Tea thousand thousand charms unfold ; 
Earth, air, and mighty seas combine, 

To speak his wisdom all divine. 

3 But in redemption, oh, what grace ! 

Its wonders, oh, what thought can trace ! 
Here wisdom shines forever bright : 
Praise him, my soul, with sweet delight. 

109 f>*ah* 27. c. Jf. 

THE Lord of glory is my light, 
And my salvation, too ; 
God is my strength, — nor will I fear 
What all my foes can do. 

2 One privilege my heart desires,— 

Oh ! grant me an abode, 
Among the churches of thy saints, 
The temples of my God. 

3 There shall I offer my requests, 

And see thy beauty still ; 
Shall hear thy messages of love, 
And there inquire thy will. 

4 "When troubles rise, and storms appear, 

There may his children hide ; 
God has a strong pavilion, where 
He makes my soul abide. 

5 Xow shall my head be lifted high 

Above my foes around ; 
And songs of joy and victory 
Within thy temple sound. 

HO Isaiah 10: 9. C. J)f. 

LIFT up to God the voice of praise, 
Whose breath our souls inspired ; 
Loud and more loud the anthems raise, 
With grateful ardor fired. 



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2 Lift up to God the voice of praise, 

Whose goodness, passing thought, 
Loads every minute, as it flies^ 
With "benefits unsought. 

3 Lift up to God the voice of praise, 

From whom salvation flows, 
Who sent his Son our souls to save 
From everlasting woes. 

4 Lift up to God the voice of praise, 

For hope' s transporting ray, 
Which lights, through darkest shades of death, 
To realms of endless day. 

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THE Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want: 
He makes me down to lie 
In pastures green ; he leadeth me 
The quiet waters by. 

2 My soul he doth restore again ; 

And me to walk doth make 
Within the paths of righteousness, 
Ev'n for his own name's sake. 

3 Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale, 

Yet will I fear no ill ; 
For thou art with me, and thy rod 
And staff me comfort still. 

4 My table thou hast furnished 

In presence of my foes ; 
My head thou dost with oil anoint, 
And my cup overflows. 

5 Goodness and mercy, all my life, 

Shall surely follow me ; 
And in God' s house forevermore 
My dwelling place shall be. 



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112 ltev.S:f2. C. M. 

IX CI we the song of those who stand 
Around the eternal throne, 
Of every kindred, clime, and land, 
A multitude unknown. 



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2 Life' s poor distinctions vanish here ; 

To-day the young, the old, 
Our Saviour and his flock appear 
One Shepherd and one fold. 

3 Toil, trial, suffering, still await 

On earth the pilgrims' throng ; 
Yet learn we in our low estate 
The Church Triumphant' s song. 

4 "Worthy the Lamb for sinners slain, — 

Cry the redeemed above, 
"Blessing and honor to obtain, 
And everlasting love ! " 

5 "Worthy the Lamb," on earth we sing', 

"Who died our souls to save ! 
Henceforth, O Death ! where is thy sting \ 
Thy victory, O Grave t " 

113 ftff&i us. C Jf. 

PRAISE ye the Lord, immortal choir I 
In heavenly heights above. 
With harp, and voice, and soul of lire, 
Burning with perfect love. 

2 Shine to his glory, worlds of light ! 

Ye million suns of space ; 
Ye moons and glistening stars of night, 
Running your mystic race. 

3 Shout to Jehovah, surging main ! 

In deep eternal roar ; 
Let wave to wave resound the strain 
And shore reply to shore. 



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4 Storm, lightning, thunder, hail, and snow, 

Wild winds that keep his word, 
Witt the old mountains far below, 
Unite to bless the Lord. 

5 And round the wide world let it roll. 

Whilst man shall lead it on ; 
Join, every ransomed human soul, 
In glorious unison. 

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COME, shout aloud the Father's grace, 
And sing the Saviour 5 s love ; 
Soon shall we join the glorious theme, 
In loftier strains above. 

2 God, the eternal, mighty God, 

To dearer names descends ; 
Calls us his treasure and his joy, 
His children and his friends. 

3 My Father, God ! and may these lips 

Pronounce a name so dear \ 
Not thus could heaven's sweet harmony 
Delight my listening ear. 

4 Thanks to my God for every gift 

His bounteous hands bestow ; 
And thanks eternal for that love 
Whence all those comforts now. 

LET us with a joyful mind 
Praise the Lord, for he is kind, 
For his mercies shall endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 
Let us sound his name abroad, 
For of gods he is the God 
Who by wisdom did create 
Heaven's expanse and all its state ; — 



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2 Did the solid earth ordain 
How to rise above the main ; 
"Who, by his commanding might, 
Filled the new-made world with light 
Caused the golden-tressed sun 

All the day his course to ran ; 
And the moon to shine by night, 
'Mid her spangled sisters bright. 

3 All his creatures God doth feed, 
His full hand supplies their need ; 
Let us, therefore, warble forth 
His high majesty and worth. 

He his mansion hath on high, 
'Bore the reach of mortal eye 
And his mercies shall endure, 
Ever faithful, ever sure. 



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OLY, holy, holy Lord 
God of Hosts ! when heaven and earth, 
Out of darkness, at thy word 

Issued into glorious birth, 
All thy works before thee stood, 
And thine eye beheld them good, 
While they sung with sweet accord, 
Holy, holy, holy Lord i 

Holy, holy, holy ! thee, 

One Jehovah evermore, 
Father, Son, and Spirit ! we, 

Dust and ashes, would adore: 
Lightly by the world esteemed, 
From that world by thee redeemed, 
Sing we here with glad accord, 
Holy, holy, holy Lord ! 



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Holy, holy, holy ! all 

Heaven' s triumphant choir shall sing, 
While the ransomed nations fall 

At the footstool of their King : 
Then shall saints and seraphim, 
Harps and voices, swell one hymn, 
Blending in sublime accord, 
Holy, holy, holy Lord ! 



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ORD of earth ! thy forming hand 
Well this beauteous frame hath planned ; 
Woods that wave, and hills that tower, 
Ocean rolling in his power : 
Yet, amid this scene so fair, 
Should I cease thy smile to share, 
What were all its joys to me \ 
Whom have I on earth but thee % 

Lord of heaven ! beyond our sight 
Shines a world of purer light ; 
There in love' s unclouded reign 
Parted hands shall meet again : 
Oh, that world is passing fair ! 
Yet, if thou wert absent there, 
What were all its joys to me \ 
Whom have I in heaven but thee ? 

Lord of earth and heaven ! my breast 
Seeks in thee its only rest : 
I was lost ; thy accents mild 
Homeward lured thy wandering child : — 
Oh ! should once thy smile divine 
Cease upon my soul to shine, 
What were earth or heaven to me % 
Whom have I in each but thee ? 



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118 7s. 

PRAISE to God, immortal praise, 
For the love that crowns our days ; 
Bounteous source of every joy! 
Let thy praise our tongues employ. 

2 Flocks that whiten all the plain, 
Yellow sheaves of ripened grain ; 
Clouds that drop their fattening dews, 
Suns that temperate warmth diffuse : — 

3 All that spring with bounteous hand 
Scatters o' er the smiling land ; 

All that liberal autumn pours 
From her rich o' erflowing stores ;— * 

4 Lord, for these our souls shall raise 
Grateful vows, and solemn praise : 
And when every blessing ' s flown, 
Love thee for thyself alone. 

H9 70s & ffs. 

OH, praise ye the Lord ; prepare your glad voice 
His praise in the great assembly to sing ; 
In their great Creator let all men rejoice, 
And heirs of salvation be glad in their King. 

2 Let them his great name devoutly adore ; 
In loud-swelling strains his praises express, 
Who graciously opens his bountiful store, 
Their wants to relieve, and his children to bless. 

3 With glory adorned, his people shall sing 
To God, who defence and plenty supplies ; 
Their loud acclamations to him, their great King, 
Through earth shall be sounded, and reach to the skies. 

129 ^«*a* is : //. fOs d- ffs. 

OH, worship the King all-glorious above, 
And gratefully sing his wonderful love ; 
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of days, 
Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise. 



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2 Oh, tell of his might, and sing of his grace, 
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space ; 

His chariots of wrath the deep .thunder-clouds form, 
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm. 

3 Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite \ 
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light, 

It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain, 
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain. 

4 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, 
In thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail ; 
Thy mercies how tender ! how firm to the end ! 
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend. 

121 &er.7.-/0. /Os&ffs. 

YE servants of God, your Master proclaim, 
And publish abroad his wonderful name ; 
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol ; 
His kingdom is glorious, he rules over all. 

2 God raleth on high, almighty to save ; 
And still he is nigh — his presence we have ; 
The great congregation his triumph shall sing, 
Ascribing salvation to Jesus our King. 

3 Salvation to God, who sits on the throne, 
Let all cry aloud, and honor the Son ; 
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, 

Fall down on their faces, and worship the Lamb. 

4 Then let us adore, and give him his right, 
All glory and power, and wisdom and might ; 
All honor and blessing, with angels above, 
And thanks never ceasing, for infinite love. 

122 ***. 

COME, thou almighty King, 
Help us thy name to sing, 
Help us to praise : 



Father ! all-glorious, 
O'er all victorious, 
Come, and reign over us, 
Ancient of Days ! 

2 Come, thou incarnate Word ! 
Gird on thy mighty sword ; 

Our prayer attend ; 
Come, and thy people bless, 
And give thy word success : 
Spirit of holiness ! 

On us descend. 

3 Come, holy Comforter ! 
Thy sacred witness bear, 

In this glad hour : 
Thou, who almighty art, 
Now rule in every heart, 
And ne'er from us depart, 

Spirit of power ! 

4 To the great One in Three, 
The highest praises be, 

Hence evermore ! 
His sovereign majesty 
May we in glory see, 
And to eternity 

Love and adore. 

123 6s&Z-s. 

GOD of the morning ray, 
Gfod of the rising day, 
Glorious in power ! 
In thee we live and move, 
And thus we daily prove 
Thy condescending love 
Each passing hour. 

2 God of our feeble race, 
God of redeeming grace, 
Spirit all-blest! 



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Our own eternal Friend, 
Thy guardian influence lend, 
From every snare defend — 
In thee we rest. 

124 &*ah6 /SO. 6S&Z.S. 

PRAISE ye Jehovah's name ; 
Praise through his courts proclaim ; 
Rise and adore ; 
High o'er the heavens above, 
Sound his great acts of love, 
While his rich grace we prove, 
Vast as his power. 

2 Now let the trumpet raise 
Sounds of triumphant praise, 

Wide as his fame ; 
There let the harp Ibe found ; 
Organs, with solemn sound, 
Roll your deep notes around, 

Filled with his name. 

3 While his high praise you sing, 
Shake every sounding string ; 

Sweet the accord ! 
He vital breath bestows ; 
Let every breath that flows, 
His noblest fame disclose ; 

Praise ye the Lord. 

125 Psalm US. 8S&7S. 

PRAISE the Lord ! ye heavens, adore him, 
Praise him, angels in the height ; 
Sun and moon, rejoice before him ; 
Praise him, all ye stars of light ! 

2 Praise the Lord — for he hath spoken ; 
Worlds his mighty voice obeyed ; 
Laws which never shall be broken, 
For their guidance he hath made. 



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3 Praise the Lord— for he is glorious ; 

Never shall his promise lail ; 
God hath made his saints victorious, 
Sin and death shall not prevail. 

4 Praise the God of our salvation, 

Hosts on high his power proclaim ; 
Heaven and earth, and all creation, 
Laud and magnify his name. 

126 / Chronicles 29: fO-/3. Ss <£ 7s. 

BLEST be thou, O God of Israel, 
Thou, our Father, and our Lord ! 
Blest thy majesty forever ! 
Ever he thy name adored. 

2 Thine, O Lord, are power and greatness, 

Glory, victory, are thine own ; 

All is thine in earth and heaven, 

Over all thy boundless throne. 

3 Riches come of thee, and honor, 

Power and might to thee belong ; 
Thine it is to make us prosper, 
Only thine to make us strong. 

4 Lord, to thee, thou God of mercy, 

Hymns of gratitude we raise ; 
To thy name, forever glorious, 
Ever we address our praise ! 

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T^OESHIP, honor, glory, blessing, 
Lord, we offer to thy name ; 
Young and old, their thanks expressing, 
Join thy goodness to proclaim : — 

As the hosts of heaven adore thee, 
We, too, bow before thy throne ; 

As the angels serve before thee, 
So on earth thy will be done. 



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/CEASELESS praise be to the Father, 
\j By whose power and grace we live ; 
Who, our wayward souls to gather, 
Did his Well-beloved give. 

2 To the Son be praise unending, 

Who, our ruined souls to save, 
From his heavenly throne descending, 
Hasted to the cross and grave. 

3 To the Holy Spirit render 

Grateful, everlasting praise ; 
Who, long striving, patient, tender, 
Waits our souls from death to raise. 

4 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, 

One Jehovah, we adore ! 
May we all thy peace inherit, 
Saved by thee forevermore. 

129 Psalm 150. ?S. 

PRAISE the Lord — his power confess ; 
Praise him in his holiness ; 
Praise him as the theme inspires, — 
Praise him as his fame requires. 

2 Let the trumpet' s lofty sound 
Spread its loudest notes around ; 
Let the harp unite, in praise, 
With the sacred minstrel's lays. 

3 Let the organ join to bless 
God, the Lord of righteousness ; 
Tune your voice to spread the fame 
Of the great Jehovah' s name. 

4 All who dwell beneath his light, 
In his praise your hearts unite ; 
While the stream of song is poured, 
Praise and magnify the Lord. 



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GOD eternal, Lord of all ! 
Lowly at tiiy feet we fall : 
All the world doth worship thee ; 
We amidst the throng would be. 

2 All the holy angels cry, 

Hail, thrice-holy, God most high ! 
Lord of all the heavenly powers, 
Be the same loud anthem ours. 

3 Glorified apostles raise, 

Night and day. continual praise ; 
With thy prophets' goodly line 
We in mystic bond combine. 

4 Martyrs, in a noble host, 

Of thy cross are heard to boast ; 
Since so bright the crown they wear, 
We with them thy cross would bear. 

5 All thy church, in heaven and earth, 
Jesus ! hail thy spotless birth ; — 
Seated on the judgment-throne, 
Number us among thine own ! 

131 Fsalm //.?. 7s. 

A LL his servants, join to sing 
-£jl. God our Saviour and our King ; 
Round the world his praise be sung, 
Through all lands, in every tongue. 

2 O'er all nations God alone, 
Higher than the heavens his throne ; 
Who is like to God most high, 
Infinite in majesty 1 

3 Yet to view the heavens he bends ; 
Yea, to earth he condescends ; 
Passing by the rich and great, 
For the low and desolate. 



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4 He can raise the poor to stand 
With the princes of the land ; 
Wealth upon the needy shower ; 
Set the meanest high in power. 

5 He the broken spirit cheers ; 
Turns to joy the mourner's tears ; 
Such the wonders of his ways ! 
Praise his name, forever praise. 

132 2>saltn 150. 7$ & 6s. 

PRAISE the Lord, who reigns above, 
And keeps his courts below ; 
Praise him for his boundless love, 

And all his greatness show ! 
Praise him for his noble deeds ; 

Praise him for his matchless power ; 
Him, from whom all good proceeds, 
Let earth a,nd heaven adore. 

2 Publish, spread to all around 

The great Immanuel's name ; 
Let the gospel trumpet sound, 

The Prince of peace proclaim ! 
Praise him, every tuneful string ; 

All the reach of heavenly art, 
All the power of music bring, 

The music of the heart. 

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3 Him, in whom they move and live, 

Let every creature sing ; 
Glory to our Saviour give, 

And homage to our King : 
Hallowed be his name beneath, 

As in heaven, on earth adored ; 
Praise the Lord in every breath, 

Let all things praise the Lord. 



133 8sd-7s. 

PRAISE to thee, thou great Creator ! 
Praise to thee from every tongue ; 
Join, my soul, with every creature, 
Join the universal song. 

2 Father ! source of all compassion ! 

Pure, unbounded grace is thine : 
Hail the God of our salvation, 
Praise him for his love divine ! 

3 For ten thousand blessings given, 

For the hope of future joy, 
Sound his praise thro' earth and heaven, 
Sound Jehovalf s praise on high ! 

4 Praise to God, the great Creator, 

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ; 
Praise him, every living creature, 
Earth and heaven' s united host. 

5 Joyfully on earth adore him, 

Till in heaven our song we raise ; 
Then enraptured fall before him, 
Lost in wonder, love, and praise ! 



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134 Tsalm 1fS. S. M. 

EE, what a living stone 
The builders did refuse : 
Yet God hath built his church thereon 
In spite of envious Jews. 

2 The scribe and angry priest 
Reject thine only Son ; 

Yet on this rock shall Zion rest, 
As the chief corner-stone. 

3 The work, O Lord ! is thine, 
And wondrous in our eyes ; 

This day declares it all divine : 
This day did Jesus rise. 



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This is the glorious day, 
That our Redeemer made : 

Let us rejoice, and sing, and pray ; 
Let all the church be glad. 



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5 Hosanna to the King, 

Of David' s royal blood ; 
Bless him, ye saints ! — he comes to bring 
Salvation from your God. 

6 "We bless thy holy word, 

Which all this grace displays ; 
And offer, on thine altar, Lord ! 
Our sacrifice of praise. 

135 fter.fO:C. f/g. 

OH, join ye the anthems of triumph that rise 
From the throng of the blest, from the hosts of the 
skies ; 
Alleluia, they sing, in rapturous strains, 
Alleluia, the Lord God omnipotent reigns ! 

2 He gave to the light its beneficent wings ; 

He controlletli the councils of senates and kings ; 
From his throne in the clouds the lightnings are hurled, 
And he ruletli the factions that rage through the world. 

3 Rejoice, ye that love him ; his power cannot fail ; 
His omnipotent goodness shall surely prevail ; 
The triumph of evil will shortly be passed, 

The omnipotent King shall conquer at last. 

136 "Psalm wo. £. M. 

BEFORE Jehovah's awful throne, 
Ye nations, bow with sacred joy : 
Know that the Lord is God alone ; 
He can create, and he destroy. 



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2 His sovereign power, without our aid, 

Made us of clay, and formed us men ; 
And when, like wandering sheep, we strayed, 
He brought us to his fold again. 

3 We are his people, we his care — 

Our souls, and all our mortal frame : 
What lasting honors shall we rear, 
Almighty Maker, to thy name % 

4 We'll crowd thy gates, with thankful songs, 

High, as the heaven, our voices raise ; 
And earth, with all her thousand tongues, 
Shall fill thy courts with sounding praise. 

5 Wide as the world is thy command ; 

Yast as eternity thy love ; 
Firm as a rock thy truth shall stand, 
When rolling years shall cease to move. 

137 fkaim zoo. fU <£■ 8s. 

E joyful in God, all ye lands of the earth ; 



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Oh, serve him with gladness and fear ; 
Exult in his jDresence with music and mirth ; 
With love and devotion draw near. 

2 For Jehovah is God, and Jehovah alone, 

Creator and Euler o' er all ; 
And we are his people, his sceptre we own ; 
His sheep, and we follow his call. 

3 Oh, enter his gates with thanksgiving and song ; 

Your vows in his temple proclaim ; 
His praise with melodious accordance prolong, 
And bless his adorable name. 

4 For good is the Lord, inexpressibly good, 

And we are the work of his hand ; 
His mercy and truth from eternity stood, 
And shall to eternity stand. 



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SONGS of praise the angels sang, 
Heaven with hallelujahs rang, 
When Jehovah's work begun, 
When he spake, and it was done. 

2 Songs of praise awoke the morn, 
When the Prince of Peace was born ; 
Songs of praise arose, when he, 
Captive led captivity. 

3 Heaven and earth must pass away — 
Songs of praise shall crown that day ; 
God will make new heavens and earth — 
Songs of praise shall hail their birth. 

4 And shall man alone be dumb, 
Till that glorious kingdom come % 
No ; the Church delights to raise 
Psalms and hymns and songs of praise. 

5 Saints below, with heart and voice, 
Still in songs of praise rejoice ; 
Learning here, by faith and love, 
Songs of praise to sing above. 

6 Borne upon their latest breath 
Songs of praise shall conquer death ; 
Then, amid eternal joy, 

Songs of praise their powers employ. 

139 Z>s«?m 9S. ■ C T. Jf. 

THE Lord Jehovah reigns, 
And royal state maintains, 
His head with awful glories crowned : 
Arrayed in robes of light, 
Begirt with sovereign might, 
And rays of majesty around. 



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2 Uplield by thy commands, 
The world securely stands, 

And skies and stars obey thy word ; 

Thy throne was fixed on high 

Ere stars adorned the sky : 
Eternal is thy kingdom, Lord. 

3 Thy promises are true, 
Thy grace is ever new ; 

There fixed — thy church shall ne'er remove ; 

Thy saints with holy fear . 

Shall in thy courts appear, 
And sing thine everlasting love. 

140 Psalm U5 : 3. ffs d' 8s. 

THE Lord is great ! ye hosts of heaven, adore him, 
And ye who tread this earthly ball ; 
In holy songs rejoice aloud before him, 
And shout his praise who made you all. 

2 The Lord is great ; his majesty how glorious ! 

Resound his praise from shore to shore ; 
O'er sin, and death, and hell, now made victorious, 
He rules and reigns forevermore. 

3 The Lord is great ; his mercy how abounding ! 

Ye angels, strike your golden chords ; 
Oh, praise our God, with voice and harp resounding, 
The King of kings and Lord of lords ! 

141 Psalm 20. //?. 

GIVE glory to God in the highest ; give praise, 
Ye noble, ye mighty, with joyful accord ; 
All- wise are his counsels, all-perfect his ways, 
In the beauty of holiness worship the Lord. 

2 At the voice of the Lord the strong cedars are bowed, 
And towers from their base into ruin are hurled ; 
The voice of the Lord, from the dark-bosomed cloud, 
Dissevers the lightning in flames o'er the world. 



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3 The voice of the Lord, through the calm of the wood, 
Awakens its echoes, strikes light through its caves ; 
The Lord sitteth king on the turbulent Hood ; 

The winds are his servants, — his servants the waves. 

4 The Lord is the strength of his people ; the Lord 
Gives health to his chosen, and peace evermore ; 
Then throng to his temple, his glory record ; 
But oh, when he speaketh — in silence adore ! 

142 **«*■ 09. 7s. 

rpHOU who art enthroned above, 
JL Thou by whom we live and move ! 
Oh, how sweet, with joyful tongue, 
To resound thy praise in song ! 

2 Sweet the day of sacred rest, 
When devotion tills the breast, 
When we dwell within thy house, 
Hear thy word, and pay our vows ; — 

3 Notes to heaven' s high mansions raise ; 
Fill its courts with joyful praise ; 
With repeated hymns proclaim 
Great Jehovah' s awful name. 

4 From thy works our joys arise, 
O thou only good and wise ! 
Who thy wonders can declare ? 
How profound thy counsels are ! 

5 Warm our hearts with sacred fire ; 
Grateful fervors still inspire ; 

All our powers, with all their might, 
Ever in thy praise unite. 

143 ****■ &> •&• M - 

THE Lord Jehovah reigns, 
His throne is built on high ; 
The garments he assumes, 
Are light and majesty ; 
His glories shine with beams so bright, 
!No mortal eye can bear the sight. 



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2 The thunders of his hand 

Keep the wide world in awe ; 
His wrath and justice stand, 

To guard his holy law ; 
And where his love resolves to bless, 
His truth confirms and seals the grace. 

3 Through all his perfect work, 

Surprising wisdom shines ; 
Confounds the powers of hell, 

And breaks their cursed designs : 
Strong is the arm — and shall fulfill 
His great decrees, his sovereign will. 

4 And can this mighty King 

Of glory condescend — 
And will he write his name, 

My Father and my Friend ! 
I love his name, I love his word ; 
Join, all my powers, and praise the Lord ! 

144 **»*■ **• c - **• Jr - 

LET all on earth their voices raise, 
To sing the great Jehovah's praise, 
And bless his holy Name : 
His glory let the heathen know, 
His wonders to the nations show, 
His saving grace proclaim. 

2 He framed the globe, he built the sky, 
He made the shining worlds on high, 

And reigns in glory there : 
His beams are majesty and light ; 
His beauties, how divinely bright ! 

His dwelling-place, how fair ! 

3 Come the great day, the glorious hour, 
When earth shall feel his saving power, 

All nations fear his name : 
Then shall the race of men confess 
The beauty of his holiness, — 

His saving grace proclaim. 



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145 L. M. 61. 

LET glory Ibe to God on liigli : 
Peace be on eartli as in the sky ; 
Good will to men ! We how the knee, 
We praise, we bless, we worship thee ; 
We give thee thanks, thy name we sing, 
Almighty Father ! Heavenly King ! 

2 O Lord, the sole begotten Son, 

AVho bore the crimes which we had done ; 

Son of the Father, who wast slain 

To take away the sins of men ; 

O Lamb of God, whose blood was spilt 

For all the world, and all its gnilt ; — 

3 Have mercy on ns, through thy blood ; 
Receive our prayer, O Lamb of God ! 
For thou art holy ; thou alone, 

At God' s right hand, upon his throne, 

In all his glory, art adored, 

With thee, Holy Ghost, One Lord. 

146 Tsalm 20. Z. M. 

ETERNAL God ! Eternal King ! 
Ruler of heaven and earth beneath ! 
From thee our hopes, our comforts spring ; 
In thee we live, and move, and breathe. 

2 Thy word brought forth the flaming sun, 

The changeful moon, the starry host ; 
In thine appointed course they run, 
Till in the final ruin lost. 

3 Thy sway is known below, above, 

And full of majesty thy voice ; 

And as it speaks, in wrath or love^ 

The nations tremble or rejoice. 

4 The final, awful hour is near, 

Time paces on with ceaseless tread, 
When opening graves that voice shall hear, 
And render up the sleeping dead. 



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5 Oh, in that great decisive day, 

May we "be found in Christ, and stand, 
While flaming worlds shall melt away, 
Accepted, owned, at thy right hand ! 



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THOU to whom, in ancient time, 
The psalmist's sacred harp was strung, 
Whom kings adored in song sublime, 
And prophets praised with glowing tongue. 

2 Not now, on Zion' s height alone 

The favored worshiper may dwell ; 
Nor where, at sultry noon, thy Son 
Sat, weary, by the patriarch's well. 

3 From every place below the skies, 

The grateful song, the fervent prayer, 
The incense of the heart may rise 
To heaven, and find acceptance there. 

4 thou to whom, in ancient time, 

The holy prophets' harp was strung ! 
To thee at last, in every clime, 
Shall temples rise, and praise be sung. 

148 p™'"* oo. S* M. 

THE Lord Jehovah reigns, 
Let all the nations fear ; 
Let sinners tremble at his throne, 
And saints be humble there. 

2 In Zion stands his throne ; 

His honors are divine ; 
His Church shall make his wonders known, 
For there his glories shine. 

3 How holy is his name ! 

How fearful is his praise I 
Justice, and truth, and judgment join 
In all his works of grace. 



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149 Tmhnl:8. Z.Jf. 

THUS far the Lord has led me on ; 
Thus far his power prolongs my days ; 
And every evening shall make known 
Some fresh memorial of nis grace. 

2 Much of my time has run to waste, 

And I, perhaps, am near my home ; 
But he forgives my follies past. 
And gives me strength for days to come. 

3 I lay my body down to sleep ; 

Peace is the pillow for my head ; 
While well-appointed angels keep 
Their watchful stations round my bed. 

4 Thus, when the night of death shall come, 

My flesh shall rest beneath the ground, 
And wait thy voice to break my tomb, 
With sweet salvation in the sound. 

150 ■£•-*". 

LORD, now we part in thy blest name, 
In which we here together came ; 
Grant us, our few remaining days, 
To work thy w T ill and spread thy praise. 

2 Teach us in life and death to bless 

Thee, Lord, our strength and righteousness ; 
Grant that we all may meet above, 
Where we shall better sing thy love. 

3 To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, three in one, 
Be honor, praise, and glory given, 
By all on earth, and all in heaven. 

151 z.m. 

DISMISS us with thy blessing, Lord ! 
Help us to feed upon thy word ; 
All that has been amiss, forgive, 
And let thy truth within us live. 



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2 Though we are guilty, tliou art good ; 
AVash all our works in Jesus' blood ; 
Give every burdened soul release, 
And bid us all depart in peace. 

152 z.m. 

"TTyHILE now upon this Sabbath eve, 

V V Thy house, Almighty God, we leave, 
'Tis sweet, as sinks the setting sun, 
To think on all our duties done. 

2 Oh ! evermore may all our bliss 
Be peaceful, pure, divine like this ; 
And may each Sabbath, as it hies, 
Fit us for joys beyond the skies. 

153 *-**- 

ERE to the world again we go, 
Its pleasures, cares, and idle show, 
Thy grace, once more, O God, we crave, 
From folly and from sin to save. 

2 May the great truths we here have heard, 
The lessons of thy holy word — 

Dwell in our inmost bosoms deep, 
And all our souls from error keep. 

3 Oh ! may the influence of this day 
Long as our memory with us stay, 
And as a constant guardian prove, 
To guide us to our home above. 

154 Tsalm 77 : S. Z.Jf. 

GLORY to thee, my God, this night, 
For all the blessings of the light : 
Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings ! 
Beneath thine own almighty wings. 
2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, 
The ill which I this day have done ; 
That with the world, myself, and thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 






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3 Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed : 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
Rise glorious at the judgment-day. 

4 Oh, let my soul on thee repose, 

And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close ! 
Sleep, which shall me more vigorous make, 
To serve my God when I awake. 

5 Be thou my guardian, while I sleep, 
Thy watchful station near me keep ; 
My heart with love celestial fill, 

And guard me from the approach of ill. 

6 Lord, let my soul forever share, 
The Miss of thy paternal care : 

'Tis heaven on earth, 'tis heaven above, 
To see thy face, and sing thy love ! 

155 P/iilij)pia?is i .- 7. Z.M. 

THE peace which God alone reveals, 
And by his word of grace imparts, 
Which only the believer feels, 

Direct, and keep, and cheer our hearts ! 

2 And may the holy Three in One, 

The Father, Word, and Comforter, 
Pour an abundant blessing down 
On every soul assembled here ! 

3 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow ; 

Praise him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise him above, ye heavenly host ! 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost 

156 S±atm36*/8. Z.M. 

MILLIONS within thy courts have met, 
Millions, this day, before thee bowed ; 
Their faces Zion-ward were set, 
Yows with their lips to thee they vowed. 



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2 Soon as the light of morning broke 

O'er island, continent, or deep. 
Thy far-spread family awoke, 

Sabbath, all round the world, to keep. 

3 From east to west, the sun surveyed, 

From north to south, adoring throngs ; 

And still, when evening stretched her shade, 

The stars came out to hear their songs. 

4 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh, 

Hath failed this day some suit to gain ; 
To those in trouble thou wert nigh : 
!Not one hath sought thy face in vain. 

5 Yet one prayer more ! — and be it one, 

In which both heaven and earth accord : 
Fulfill thy promise to thy Son ; 
Let all that breathe call Jesus Lokd ! 

157 s.Jf. 

THE swift declining day, 
How fast its moments fly I 
While evening' s broad and gloomy shade 
Gains on the western sky. 

2 Ye mortals, mark its pace, 

And use the hours of light ; 
And know, its Maker can command 
At once eternal night. 

3 Give glory to the Lord, 

Who rules the whirling sphere ; 
Submissive at his footstool bow, 
And seek salvation there. 

4 Then shall new lustre break 

Through death's impending gloom, 
And lead you to unchanging light, 
In your celestial home. 



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158 JudeZt.,25. S.Jf. 

10 God the only wise, 

Who keeps us by his word, 
Be glory now and evermore, 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

2 Hosanna to the Word, 

Who from the Father came ; 
Ascribe salvation to the Lord, 
And ever bless his name. 

3 The grace of Christ our Lord, 

The Father' s boundless love, 
The Spirit's blest communion, too, 
Be with us from above. 

159 Luke 21: 29. S.M. 

THE day, O Lord, is spent ; 
Abide with us, and rest ; 
Our hearts' desires are fully bent 
On making thee our guest. 

2 We have not reached that land, 

That happy land, as yet, 
Where holy angels round thee stand, 
Whose sun can never set. 

3 Our sun is sinking now, 

Our day is almost o'er ; 
O Sun of Righteousness, do thou 
Shine on us evermore I 

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LORD, at this closing hour 
Establish every heart 
Upon thy word of truth and power, 
To keep us when we part. 

2 Peace to our brethren give ; 
Fill all our hearts with love ; 
In faith and patience may we live, 
And seek our rest above. 



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3 Through changes, bright or drear, 

We would thy will pursue ; 
And toil to spread thy kingdom here, 
Till w T e its glory view. 

4 To God, the only wise, 

In every age adored, 
Let glory from the church arise 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord ! 



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NCE more, before w T e part, 
Oh, bless the Saviour' s name ; 
Let every tongue and every heart 
Adore and praise the same. 

2 Lord, in thy grace we came, 

That blessing still impart ; 
We met in Jesus' sacred name. 
In Jesus' name w T e part. 

3 Still on thy holy word 

Help us to feed, and grow, 
Still to go on to know the Lord, 
And practise what Ave know. 

4 Now, Lord, before we part, 

Help us to bless thy name : 
Let every tongue and every heart 
Adore and praise the same. 

162 Jratt. f.?.-s. S.M. 

GOD of the prophets' power ! 
God of the gospel's sound ! 
Move glorious on, — send out thy voice 
To all the nations round. 

2 With hearts and lips unfeigned, 
We bless thee for thy word ; 
We praise thee for the joyful news, 
Which our glad ears have heard. 



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3 Oh, may we treasure well 

The counsels that we hear, 
Till righteousness and holy joy 
In all our hearts appear. 

4 Water the sacred seed, 

And give it large increase ; 
May neither fowls, nor rocks, nor thorns, 
Prevent the fruits of peace. 

5 And though we sow in tears, 

Our souls at last shall come, 
And gather in our sheaves with joy, 
At heaven' s great harvest-home. 

OUR Heavenly Father, hear 
The prayer we offer now : 
Thy name be hallowed far and near, 
To thee all nations bow. 

2 Thy kingdom come ; thy will 

On earth be done in love, 
As saints and seraphim fulfill 
Thy perfect law above. 

3 Our daily bread supply, 

While by thy word we live ; 
The guilt of our iniquity 
Forgive, as we forgive. 

4 From dark temptation's power 

Our feeble hearts defend ; 
Deliver in the evil hour, 
And guide us to the end. 

5 Thine, then, forever be 

Glory and power divine ; 
The sceptre, throne, and majesty 
Of heaven and earth are thine. 



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SOFTLY now the light of day 
Fades upon my sight away ; 
Free from care, from labor free, 
Lord, I would commune with thee. 

2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye 
Naught escapes without, within, 
Pardon each infirmity, 

Open fault, and secret sin. 

3 Soon, for me, the light of day 
Shall forever pass away : 
Then, from sin and sorrow free, 
Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee. 

4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known 
All of man's infirmity ; 

Then from thine eternal throne, 
Jesus, look with pitying eye. 

165 7s. 

FOR a season called to part, 
Let us now ourselves commend 
To the gracious eye and heart 
Of our ever present Friend. 

2 Jesus ! hear our humble prayer ; 

Tender Shepherd of thy sheep ! 
Let thy mercy and thy care 
All our souls in safety keep. 

3 Then if thou thy help afford, 

Joyful songs to thee shall rise, 
And our souls shall praise the Lord, 
Who regards our humble cries. 

166 *. 

THOU, from whom we never part, 
Thou, whose love is everywhere, 
Thou, who seest every heart, 
Listen to our evening prayer. 



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2 Father, fill our hearts with love, 

Love unfailing*, full and free ; 
Love that no alarm can move, 
Love that ever rests on thee. 

3 Heavenly Father ! through the night 

Keep us safe from every ill ; 
Cheerful as the morning light, 
May we wake to do thy will. 

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FATHER, bless thy word to all, 
Quick and powerful let it prove ; 
Oh, may sinners hear thy call, 
Let thy people grow in love. 

2 Thine own gracious message bless, 

Follow it with power divine : 
Give the gospel great success, 
Thine the work, the glory thine. 

3 Father, bid the world rejoice, 

Send, oh, send thy truth abroad ; 
Let the nations hear thy voice, 
Hear* it and return to God. 

4 Sing we to our God above 

Praise eternal as his love : 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host — 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 



SOFTLY fades the twilight ray 
Of the holy Sabbath day ; 
Gently as life' s setting sun, 
When the Christian' s course is run. 

2 Mght her solemn mantle spreads 
O'er the earth as daylight fades ; 
All things tell of calm repose, 
At the holy Sabbath's close. 



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3 Peace is on the world abroad ; 
'T is the holy peace of God- 
Symbol of the peace within 
When the spirit rests from sin. 

4 Still the Spirit lingers near, 
Where the evening worshiper 
Seeks communion with the skies, 
Pressing onward to the prize. 

5 Saviour ! may our Sabbaths be 
Days of joy and peace in thee, 
Till in heaven our souls repose, 
"Where the Sabbath ne'er shall close. 

169 Tsalm 3G : 9. 7s. 

FATHER of our spirits ! hear 
Faith's effectual, fervent prayer; 
Hear, and our petitions seal ; 
Let us now the answer feel. 

2 Life of all that lives below ! 
Let thy Spirit in us flow ; 
Let us all thy life receive, 
From thee, in thee, ever live. 



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OW may he who from the dead 
Brought the Shepherd of the sheep, 
Jesus Christ, our king and head, 
All our souls in safety keep. 

2 May he teach us to fulfill 
What is pleasing in his sight ; 

Make us perfect in his will, 
And preserve us day and night ! 

3 To that great Redeemer' s praise, 
Who the covenant sealed with blood, 

Let our hearts and voices raise 
Loud thanksgivings to our God. 



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FOR the mercies of the day, 
For this rest upon our way, 
Thanks to thee alone be given, 
Lord of earth and King of heaven ! 

2 Cold our services have been, 
Mingled every prayer with sin : 
But thou canst and wilt forgive ; 
By thy grace alone we live. 

3 While this thorny path, we tread, 
May thy love our footsteps lead ; 
When our journey here is past, 
May we rest with thee at last. 

4 Let these earthly Sabbaths prove 
Foretastes of our joys above ; 
While their steps thy children bend 
To the rest which knows no end. 



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LORD, dismiss us with thy blessing ; 
Fill our hearts with joy and peace ; 
Let us each, thy love possessing, 
Triumph in redeeming grace : 

Oh, refresh us, 
Traveling through this wilderness. 

2 Thanks we give, and adoration, 

For thy gospel's joyful sound ; 
May the fruits of thy salvation 
In our hearts and lives abound ; 

May thy presence 
With us evermore be found. 

3 Then, whene'er the signal's given 

Us from earth to call away, 
Borne on angels' wings to heaven, 
Grlad the summons to obey, 

May we ever 
Reign with Christ in endless day ! 



Q2 PU3ZIC wo&ssis*. 

173 8s, 7s & 4s. 

C^OME, thou soul-transforming Spirit, 
J Bless the sower and the seed ; 
Let each heart thy grace inherit ; 
Raise the weak, the hungry feed ! 

From the gospel 
Now supply thy people' s need. 

2 Oh, may all enjoy the blessing 

Which thy word's designed to give ; 
Let us all, thy love possessing, 
Joyfully the truth receive ; 

And forever 
To thy praise and glory live. 

174 8s, 7s <& 4s. 

GOD of our salvation, hear us ; 
Bless, oh, bless us, ere we go ! 
When we join the world, be near us, 
Lest we cold and careless grow : 

Saviour, keep us — 
Keep us safe from every foe. 

2 As our steps are drawing nearer 
To our best and lasting home, 
May our view of heaven grow clearer, 
Hope more bright of joys to come ; 

And, when dying, 
May thy presence cheer the gloom. 

175 Tsahn 18 : S3. 8s & 7s. 

GENTLY, Lord, oh, gently lead us 
Through this lonely vale of tears ; 
Thro' the changes thou'st decreed us, 
Till our last great change appears. 

2 When temptation's darts assail us, 
When in devious paths we stray, 
Let thy goodness never fail us, 
Lead us in thy perfect way. 



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3 In the hour of pain and anguish, 

In the hour when death draws near, 
Suffer not our hearts to languish, — 
Suffer not our souls to fear. 

4 And, when mortal life is ended, 

Bid us on thy bosom rest, 
Till, by angel -bands attended, 
We awake among the blest. 

176 8s, 7s £4. 

GUIDE me, O thou great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this barren land ; 
I am weak, but thou art mighty ; 
Hold me with thy powerful hand ; 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2 Open thou the crystal fountain 

Whence the healing streams do flow ; 
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar 
Lead me all my journey through ; 

Strong Deliverer, 
Be thou still my Strength and Shield. 

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside ; 
Death of death ! and hell' s Destruction ! 
Land me safe on Canaan's side ; 

Songs of praises 
I will ever give to thee. 

177 8s, 7s & A* 

LEAD us, heavenly Father, lead us 
O'er the world's tempestuous sea ; 
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us, 

For we have no help but thee ; 
Yet possessing Every blessing, 
If our God our Father be. 



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2 Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us ; 

All our weakness thou dost know ; 
Thou didst tread this earth before us ; 

Thou didst feel its keenest woe ; 
Lone and dreary, Faint and weary, 

Through the desert tlioai didst go. 

3 Spirit of our God, descending, 

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy ; 
Love with every passion blending, 

Pleasure that can never cloy ; 
Thus provided, Pardoned, guided, 

Nothing can our peace destroy. 

178 fwlm 9/ : //. 8s, 7s & &* 

KEEP us, Lord, oh, keep us ever : 
Vain our hope, if left by thee ; 
We are thine ; oh, leave us never, 
Till thy glorious face we see ; 

Then to praise thee 
Through a bright eternity. 

2 Precious is thy word of promise, 
Precious to thy people here ; 
Never take thy presence from us, 
Jesus, Saviour, still be near : 

Living, dying, 
May thy name our spirits cheer. 

179 8* * 7s. 

SAVIOUR, breathe an evening blessing, 
Ere repose our spirits seal ; 
Sin and want we come confessing ; 
Thou canst save, and thou canst heal. 

2 Though destruction walk around us, 
Though the arrow near us fly, 
Angel guards from thee surround us, 
We are safe if thou art nigh. 



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3 Though the night be dark and dreary, 

Darkness cannot hide from thee : 
Thou art he who, never weary, 
Watcheth where thy people "be. 

4 Should swift death this night o'ertake us, 

And our couch become our tomb, 
May the morn in heaven awake us, 
Clad in light and deatliless bloom. 

180 8s&7s. 

LOUD, dismiss us with thy blessing ; 
Bid us now depart in peace ; 
Still on heavenly manna feeding, 
Let our faith and love increase. 

2 Fill each breast with consolation ; 

Up to thee our hearts we raise ; 
When we reach our blissful station, 
Then we '11 give thee nobler praise. 

3 Praise the Father, earth and heaven ; 

Praise the Son, the Spirit praise ; 
As it was, and is, be given 
Glory through eternal days. 

181 Z>salm 2.3 : 2. 8s & 7s. 

EAVEKLY Shepherd, guide us, feed us, 
Through our pilgrimage below, 
And beside the waters lead us, 
Where thy flock rejoicing go. 

2 Lord, thy guardian presence ever, 
Meekly bending, we implore ; 
We have found thee, and would never, 
Never wander from thee more. 

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"AY the grace of Christ our Saviour, 

And the Father's boundless love, 
With the Holy Spirit's favor, 
Rest upon us from above ! 



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2 Thus may we abide in union 

With each other and the Lord ; 

And possess in sweet communion, 

Joys which earth cannot afford. 



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O, the day of rest declineth, 

Gather fast the shades of night ; 
May the Sun which ever shineth 
Fill our souls with heavenly light ! 

2 While, thine ear of love addressing, 
Thus our parting hymn we sing, 
Father, grant thine evening blessing, 
Fold us safe beneath thy wing ! 

184 ^ m. 

FADING-, still fading, the last beam is shining ; 
Father in heaven ! the day is declining, 
Safety and innocence fly with the light, 
Temptation and danger walk forth in the night ; 
From the fall of the shade till the morning bells chime, 
Shield me from, danger, save me from crime. 
Father, have mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

2 Father in heaven ! oh, hear when we call, 
Hear, for Christ' s sake, who is Saviour of all ; 
Feeble and fainting we trust in thy might, 
In doubting and darkness thy love be our light ; 
Let us sleep on thy breast while the night taper burns, 
Wake in thy arms when morning returns. 
Father, etc. Amen. 

185 Mall. 13: 8. CM, 

A LMIGHTY God, thy word is cast 
JTA- Like seed into the ground ; 
Now let the dew of heaven descend, 

xlnd righteous fruits abound. 



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2 Let not the foe of Christ or man 

This holy seed remove, 
But give it root in every heart 
To bring forth fruits of love. 

3 Let not the world' s deceitful cares 

The rising plant destroy, 
But let it yield, a hundred-fold, 
The fruits of peace and joy. 

4 Nor let thy word, so kindly sent 

To raise ns to thy throne, 
Return to thee, and sadly tell 
That we reject thy Son. 

5 Oft as thy precious seed is sown, 

Thy quickening grace bestow, 
That all whose souls the truth receive, 
Its saving power may know. 

186 8s&7s. 

HEAVENLY Father, grant thy blessing 
On the teaching of this day ; 
That our hearts, thy fear possessing, 
May from sin be turned away. 

2 Have we wandered \ oh, forgive us ; 
Have we wished from truth to rove ? 
Turn, oh, turn us, and receive us, 
And incline us thee to love. 



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GOD ! by whom the seed is given, 
By whom the harvest blessed, 
Whose word, like manna showered from heaven, 
Is planted in our breast, — 

Preserve it from the passing feet, 

And plunderers of the air, 
The sultry sun's intenser heat, 

And thorns of worldly care. 

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3 Though buried deep, or thinly strown, 
Do thou thy grace supply ; 
That truth, in earthly furrows sown, 
May ripen in the sky. 

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GOD, the Light of all that live, 

Unmoved, who dost all motion sway, 
The times and seasons who dost give, 
And thro' its changes guide the day ; — 

2 At eventide let there be light ! 

So may our souls no sunset see, 
And death to us the portal bright 
To an eternal morning be. 

3 This grace on thy redeemed confer, 

O Father blessed, who, with the Son, 
And Holy Ghost, the Comforter, 
Forever reignest, Three in One ! 

189 ■ 8s,7s&JL 

"TTTHILE we lowly bow before thee, 
\ V Wilt thou, gracious Saviour, hear ? 

We are poor and needy sinners, 
Full of doubt and full of fear ; 

Gracious Saviour, 
Make us humble and sincere. • 

2 Fill us with thy Holy Spirit ; 

Sanctify us by thy grace ; 
Oh, incline us more to love thee, 
And in dust our souls abase. 

Hear us, Saviour, 
And unvail thy glorious face. 

3 None in vain did ever ask thee 

For the Spirit of thy love ; 
Hear us, then, dear Saviour, hear us ; 
Grant an answer from above ; 

Blessed Saviour, 
Hear and answer from above. 



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BLEST are the souls that hear and know 
The gospel's joyful sound ; 
Peace shall attend the path they go, 
And light their steps surround. 

2 Their joy shall bear their spirits up 

Through their Redeemer's name ; 
His righteousness exalts their hope, 
Nor Satan dares condemn. 

3 The Lord, our glory and defence, 

Strength and salvation gives ; 
Israel, thy King forever reigns, 
Thy God forever lives. 

191 $>salm ?0. Z.T.M. 

LOVE the volume of thy word ; 

What light and joy those leaves afford 
To souls benighted and distressed ! 
Thy precepts guide my doubtful way, 
Thy fear forbids my feet to stray, 
Thy promise leads my heart to rest. 

2 From the discoveries of thy law, 
The perfect rules of life I draw : 

These are my study and delight ; 
Not honey so invites the taste, 
Nor gold, that has the furnace passed, 

Appears so pleasing to the sight. 

3 Who knows the errors of his thoughts ? 
My God ! forgive my secret faults, 

And from presumptuous sins restrain ; 
Accept my poor attempts of praise, 
That I have read thy book of grace, 

And book of nature not in vain. 

192 &*- 55 : 10, //. H. M. 

ARK the soft-falling snow, 



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And the descending rain ! 



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To heaven, from whence it fell, 

It turns not back again ; 
But waters earth through every pore, 
And calls forth all her secret store. 

2 Arrayed in beauteous green 

The hills and valleys shine, 
And man and beast are fed 

By providence divine : 
The harvest bows its golden ears, 
The copious seed of future years. 

3 " So," saith the God of grace, 

"My Gospel shall descend, 
Almighty to effect 

The purpose I intend ; 
Millions of souls shall feel its power, 
And bear it down to millions more." 



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LADEJS T with guilt, and fall of fears, 
I fly to thee, my Lord, 
And not a glimpse of hope appears, 
But in thy written word. 

2 This volume of my Father' s grace 

Does all my grief assuage ; 
Here I behold my Saviour's face 
Almost in every page. 

3 This is the field where hidden lies, 

The pearl of price unknown ; 
That merchant is divinely wise, 
Who makes the pearl his own. 

4 This is the judge that ends the strife, 

Where wit and reason fail ; 
My guide to everlasting life, 
Through all this gloomy vale. 



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5 Oh, may thy counsels, mighty God ! 
My roving feet command ; 
INor I forsake the happy road, 
That leads to thy right hand. 



194 7s. 

OLY Bible ! book divine ! 
Precious treasure ! thou art mine : 
Mine to tell me whence I came ; 
Mine to tell me what I am ; — 



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2 Mine to chide me when I rove ; 
Mine to show a Saviour' s love ; 
Mine thou art to guide and guard ; 
Mine to punish or reward ; — 

3 Mine to comfort in distress, 
If the Holy Spirit bless ; 
Mine to show, by living faith, 
Man can triumph over death ; — 

4 Mine to telJ of joys to come, 
And the rebel sinner' s doom ; 
Oh, thou holy book divine ! 
Precious treasure, thou art mine ! 

195 3 Peter 1:2/. Z. M, 

' rp WAS by an order from the Lord 

-L The ancient prophets spoke his word ; 
His Spirit did their tongues inspire, 
And warmed their hearts with heavenly fire. 

2 The works and wonders which they wrought 
Confirmed the messages they brought ; 

The prophet' s pen succeeds his breath, 
To save the holy words from death. 

3 Great God, mine eyes with pleasure look 
On the dear volume of thy book ; 
There my Redeemer's face I see, 

And read his name who died for me. 



133 z.jr. 

G1 OD, in the gospel of his Son, 
T Makes his eternal counsels known, 
Where love in all its glory shines, 
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 

2 Here, sinners of an humble frame 

May taste his grace, and learn his name ; 
May read, in characters of blood, 
The wisdom, power, and grace of God. 

3 Here, faith reveals, to mortal eyes, 
A brighter world beyond the skies ; 

Here, shines the light which guides our way 
From earth to realms of endless day. 

4 Oh ! grant us grace, almighty Lord ! 
To read and mark thy holy word, 
Its truths with meekness to receive, 
And by its holy precepts live. 

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THE heavens declare thy glory. Lord ! 
In every star thy wisdom shines ; 
But when our eyes behold thy word, 
We read thy name in fairer lines. 

2 The rolling sun, the changing light, 

And nights and days thy power confess. 
But the blest volume thou hast writ, 
Reveals thy justice and thy grace. 

3 Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise 

Round the whole earth, and never stand : 
So, when thy truth began its race, 
It touched and glanced on every land. 

4 Nor shall thy spreading gospel rest, 

Till through the world thy truth has run ; 
Till Christ has all the nations blessed 
That see the light, or feel the sun. 



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198 T*ah* 10. Z.Jr. 

&I1EAT Sun of Righteousness, arise ! 
Oil, bless the world with heavenly light ! 
Thy gospel makes the simple wise : 
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 

2 Thy noblest wonders here we view, 

In souls renewed and sins forgiven : — 
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew, 
And make thy word my guide to heaven. 

199 f*aim /O. Z. M. 

THE starry firmament on high, 
And all the glories of the sky, 
Yet shine not to thy praise, O Lord, 
So brightly as thy written word. 

2 The hopes that holy word supplies, 
Its truths divine and precepts wise, 
In each a heavenly beam I see, 
And every beam conducts to thee. 

3 Almighty Lord, the sun shall fail, 
The moon forget her nightly tale, 
And deepest silence hush on high 
The radiant chorus of the sky ; — 

4 But fixed for everlasting years, 
Unmoved, amid the wreck of spheres, 
Thy word shall shine in cloudless day, 
When heaven and earth have passed away. 

200 z-m. 

LOVE the sacred Book of God ! 
No other can its place supply ; 
It points me to his own abode ; 

It gives me wings, and bids me fly. 
Sweet Book ! in thee my eyes discern 

The very image of my Lord ; 
From thine instructive page I learn 
The joys his presence will afford. 



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3 In thee I read my title clear 

To mansions that will ne'er decay ; — 
Dear Lord, oh, when wilt thon appear, 
And "bear thy prisoner away \ 

4 While I am here, these leaves supply 

His place, and tell me of his love ; 
I read with faith' s discerning eye, 
And gain a glimpse of joys above. 

5 I know in them the Spirit breathes 

To animate his people here ; 
Oh, may these truths prove life to all, 
Till in his presence we appear ! 

201 z.m* 

NOW let my soul, eternal King, 
To thee its grateful tribute bring ; 
My knee with humble homage bow, 
My tongue perform its solemn vow. 

2 All nature sings thy boundless love, 
In worlds below, and worlds above ; 
But in thy blessed word I trace 
Diviner wonders of thy grace. 

3 Here what delightful truths I read ! 
Here I behold the Saviour bleed ; 
His name salutes my listening ear, 
Revives my heart and checks my fear. 

4 Here Jesus bids my sorrows cease, 

And gives my laboring conscience peace ; 
Here lifts my grateful passions high, 
And points to mansions in the sky. 

5 For love like this, oh, let my song, 
Thro' endless years, thy praise prolong ; 
Let distant climes thy name adore, 

Till time and nature are no more. 



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202 z-m. 

UPON the Gospel' s sacred page 
The gathered beams of ages shine ; 
And, as it hastens, every age 
But makes its brightness more divine. 

2 On mightier wing, in loftier flight, 

From year to } T ear does knowledge soar, 
And, as it soars, the Gospel light 
Becomes effulgent more and more. 

3 More glorious still, as centuries roll, 

New regions blest, new powers unfurled, 
Expanding with the expanding soul, 
Its radiance shall o'erflow the world, — 

4 Flow to restore, but not destroy ; 

As when the cloudless lamp of day 
Pours out its floods of light and joy, 
And sweeps the lingering mist away. 

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"OW precious is the book divine, 
By inspiration given ! 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, 
To guide our souls to heaven. 



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2 O'er all the strait and narrow way 

Its radiant beams are cast ; 

A light whose never weary ray 

Grows brightest at the last. 

3 It sweetly cheers our drooping hearts, 

In this dark vale of tears ; 
Life, light, and joy it still imparts, 
And quells our rising fears. 

4 This lamp, through all the tedious night 

Of life, shall guide our way, 
Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day. 



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204 c.m. 

THOU lovely Source of true delight, 
Whom I unseen adore ! 
Unvail thy beauties to my sight, 
That I may love thee more. 

2 Thy glory o'er creation shines ; 

But in thy sacred word, 
I read in fairer, brighter lines, 
My bleeding, dying Lord. 

3 'T is here, whene'er my comforts droop, 

And sins and sorrows rise, 
Thy love with cheerful beams of hope, 
My fainting heart supplies. 

4 Jesus, my Lord, my Life, my Light, 

Oh ! come with blissful ray ; 
Break radiant thro' the shades of night, 
And chase my fears away. 

5 Then shall my soul with rapture trace 

The wonders of thy love ; 
But the full glories of thy face 
Are only known above. 



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HOW shall the young secure their hearts, 
And guard their lives from sin ? 
Thy word the choicest rules imparts 
To keep the conscience clean. 

2 When once it enters to the mind, 

It spreads such light abroad, 
The meanest souls instruction find, 
And raise their thoughts to God. 

3 'Tis like the sun, a heavenly light, 

That guides us all the day ; 
And, through the dangers of the night, 
A lamp to lead our way. 



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4 Thy precepts make me truly wise ; 

I hate the sinner's road ; 
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise, 
But love thy law, my God ! 

5 Thy word is everlasting truth ; 

How pure is every page ! 
That holy book shall guide our youth, 
And well support our age. 

206 c.m. 

FATHER of mercies, in thy word 
What endless glory shines ! 
Forever be thy name adored, 
For these celestial lines. 

2 Here may the wretched sons of want 

Exhaustless riches find ; 
Riches above what earth can grant, 
And lasting as the mind. 

3 Here the Redeemer' s welcome voice 

Spreads heavenly peace around, 
And life and everlasting joys 
Attend the blissful sound. 

4 Oh, may these heavenly pages be 

My ever dear delight ; 
And still new beauties may I see, 
And still increasing light. 

5 Divine Instructor, gracious Lord, 

Be thou forever near ; 
Teach me to love thy sacred word, 
And view my Saviour there. 



207 Tsalm ffO. C. M* 

; H, how I love thy holy law ! 
'T is daily my delight ; 
And thence my meditations draw 
Divine advice by night. 



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2 My waking eyes prevent the day 

To meditate thy word ; 
My soul with longing melts away 
To hear thy gospel. Lord. 

3 How doth thy word my heart engage ! 

How well employ my tongue ! 
And in my tiresome pilgrimage 
Yields me a heavenly song. 

4 When nature sinks, and spirits droop, 

Thy promises of grace 
Are pillars to support my hope, 
And there I write thy praise. 

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THE Spirit breathes upon the word, 
And brings the truth to sight ; 
Precepts and promises afford 
A sanctifying light. 

2 A glory gilds the sacred page, 

Majestic, like the sun ; 
It gives a light to every age ; — 
It gives, but borrows none. 

3 The hand, that gave it, still supplies 

The gracious light and heat ; 
Its truths upon the nations rise, — 
They rise, but never set. 

4 Let everlasting thanks be thine, 

For such a bright display, 
As makes a world of darkness shine 
With beams of heavenly day. 

5 My soul rejoices to pursue 

The steps of him I love, 
Till glory breaks upon my view, 
In brighter worlds above. 



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209 rSJJVJTT. Z.M. 

pATHER of heaven, whose love profound 
A ransom for our souls hath found, 
Before thy throne we sinners "bend ; 
To us thy pardoning love extend. 

2 Almighty Son — incarnate Word — 
Our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord ! 
Before thy throne we sinners bend ; 
To us thy saving grace extend. 

3 Eternal Spirit ! by whose breath 

The soul is raised from sin and death, — 
Before thy throne we sinners bend ; 
To us thy quickening power extend. 

4 Jehovah ! — Father, Spirit, Son ! — 
Mysterious Godhead — Three in One ! 
Before thy throne we sinners bend ; 
Grace, pardon, life to us extend. 

TTH deepest reverence at thy throne, 
Jehovah, peerless and unknown ! 
Our feeble spirits strive, in vain, 
A glimpse of thee, great God ! to gain. 

2 Who, by the closest search, can find 
The eternal, uncreated mind % 
Nor men, nor angels can explore 
Thy heights of love, thy depths of power. 

3 That power we trace on every side ; 
Oh ! may thy wisdom be pur guide ! 
And while we live, and when we die, 
May thine almighty love be nigh. 

r^iirirruzA 'ess. Z . M. 

,H, for a strong, a lasting faith, 
To credit what the Almighty saith ! 
T' embrace the message of his Son, 
And call the joys of heaven our own. 



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2 Then, should the earth' s foundations shake, 
And all the wheels of nature break, 
Our steady souls shall fear no more 
Than solid rocks when billows roar. 

212 OJt.YISCIE.VCS.— -Psalm f,39. Z.M. 

LORD, thou hast searched and seen me through : 
Thine eye commands, with piercing view, 
My rising and my resting hours, 
My heart and flesh with all their powers. 

2 My thoughts, before they are my own, 
Are to my God distinctly known ; 

He knows the words I mean to speak, 
Ere from my opening lips they break. 

3 Within thy circling power I stand ; 
On every side I find thy hand : 
Awake, asleep, at home, abroad, 

I am surrounded still with God. 

4 Amazing knowledge, vast and great ! 
What large extent ! what lofty height ! 
My soul, with all the powers I boast, 
Is in the boundless prospect lost. 

5 Oh ! may these thoughts possess my breast, 
Where'er I rove, where'er I rest, 

Nor let my weaker passions dare 
Consent to sin, for God is there. 

213 l\VSEc4.'£CE?l7}ZE.VESS.—Jobfl:7,8. Z.Jf. 

"TTTHAT finite power, with ceaseless toil, 

V V Can fathom the eternal Mind ! 
Or who the almighty Three in One 
By searching, to perfection find ? 

2 Angels and men .in vain may raise, 
Harmonious, their adoring songs ; 
The laboring tho't sinks down, opprest, 
And praises die upon their tongues. 



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3 Yet would I lift my trembling voice, 
A portion of his ways to sing ; 
And mingling with his meanest works, 
My humble, grateful tribute bring. 



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214 trinity. Z.M. 
HOLY, holy, holy Lord ! 

Bright in thy deeds and in thy name, 
Forever be thy name adored, 
Thy glories let the world proclaim ! 

2 O Jesus ! Lamb once crucified 

To take our load of sins away, 
Thine be the hymn that rolls its tide 
Along the realms of upper day ! 

3 Holy Spirit ! from above, 

In streams of light and glory given, 
Thou source of ecstacy and love, 

Thy praises ring thro 5 earth and heav'n ! 

4 O God Triune ! to thee we owe 

Our every thought, our every song ; 
And ever may thy praises flow 
From saint and seraph's burning tongue ! 

215 8 1 'Eft EIGHTY. —Rom .0:20. Z. M, 

MAY not the sovereign Lord on high 
Dispense his favors as he will, 
Choose some to life, while others die, 
And yet be just and gracious still % 

2 "What if he means to show his grace, 

And his electing love employs 
To mark out some of mortal race, 
And form them fit for heavenly joys ? 

3 Shall man reply against the Lord, 

And call his Maker's ways unjust, 
The thunder of whose dreadful word 
Can crush a thousand worlds to dust ! 



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4 But, my soul ! if truth so brig] it 

Should dazzle and confound thy sight, 
Yet still his written will obey, 
And wait the great decisive day. 



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OD of my life, to thee belong 
The grateful heart, the joyful song ; 
Touched by thy love, each tuneful chord 
Resounds the goodness of the Lord. 

2 Yet why, dear Lord, this teuder care ? 
AYhy doth thy hand so kindly rear 

A useless cumberer of the ground, 
On which so little fruit is found \ 

3 Still let the barren fig-tree stand, 
Upheld and fostered by thy hand ; 
And let its fruit and verdure be 

A grateful tribute, Lord, to thee. 

217 GL OST.— Psalm /04. :2. Z. Jf. 

COME, O my soul ! in sacred lays 
Attempt thy great Creator' s praise : 
But, oh, what tongue can speak his fame ? 
"What mortal verse can reach the theme ? 

2 Enthroned amid the radiant spheres, 
He glory like a garment wears ; 

To form a robe of light divine, 

Ten thousand suns around him shine. 

3 In all our Maker' s grand designs, 
Almighty power with wisdom shines ; 
His works, thro' all this wondrous frame, 
Declare the glory of his name. 

4 Raised on devotion's lofty wing. 
Do thou, my soul, his glories sing ; 
And let his praise employ thy tongue, 
Till listening worlds shall join the song ! 



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218 jr.AJJZS TV. -Psalm GS. Z.Jf. 

KINGDOMS and thrones to God belong ; 
Crown him, ye nations, in your song ; 
His wondrous names and pow'rs rehearse; 
His honors shall enrich your verse. 

2 He shakes the heavens with lond alarms ; 
How terrible is God in arms ! 

In Israel are his mercies known ; 
Israel is his peculiar throne. 

3 Proclaim him King, pronounce him blest ; 
He's your defence, your joy, your rest ; 
When terrors rise, and nations faint, 
God is the strength of every saint. 

THOU, Lord, who rear'st the mountain's height, 
And mak' st the cliffs with sunshine bright, 
Oh, grant that we may own thy hand 
No less in every grain of sand ! 

2 With forests huge, of dateless time, 
Thy will has hung each peak sublime ; 
But withered leaves beneath the tree 
Have tongues that tell as loud of thee. 

3 Teach us that not a leaf can grow 
Till life from thee within it flow ; 
That not a grain of dust can be, 
O Fount of being, save by thee ! 

220 MYSTJE&Y.-Z>salmt.6;10. Z.M. 

~TTT~AIT, O my soul ! thy Maker's will 

V V Tumultuous passions, all be still 
Nor let a murmuring thought arise ; 
His ways are just, his counsels wise. 

2 He in the thickest darkness dwells, 
Performs his work, the cause conceals ; 
But, though his methods are unknown, 
Judgment and truth support his throne. 



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3 In heaven, and earth, and air, and seas, 
He executes his firm decrees ; 

And by his saints it stands confessed, 
That what he does is ever best. 

4 Wait, then, my soul ! submissive wait, 
Prostrate before his awful seat ; 

And, 'mid the terrors of his rod, 
Trust in a wise and gracious God. 

221 I^COJrPftEIIE^SlULE^ESS. Z.Jf. 

LORD, how mysterious are thy ways ! 
How blind are we ! how mean our praise ! 
Thy steps, can mortal eyes explore ? 
'Tis ours to wonder and adore. 

2 Great God ! I would not ask to see 
What in my coining life shall be ; 
Enough for me if love divine, 

At length through every cloud shall shine. 

3 Are darkness and distress my share ? 
Then let me trust thy guardian care ; 
If light and bliss attend my days, 
Then let my future hours be praise. 

4 Yet this my soul desires to know, 
Be this my only wish below, 

That Christ be mine ; — this great request 
Grant, bounteous God, and I am blest ! 

222 ?>EitFECTiojrs.—f > *.to3. z.jr. 

THE Lord ! how wondrous are his ways ! 
How firm his truth ! how large his grace ! 
He takes his mercy for his throne, 
And thence he makes his glories known. 

2 Not half so high his power hath spread 
The starry heavens above our head, 
As his rich love exceeds our praise, 
Exceeds the highest hopes we raise. 



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3 Not half so far has nature placed 
The rising morning from the west, 
As his forgiving grace removes 
The daily guilt of those he loves. 

4 How slowly doth his wrath arise ! 
On swifter wings salvation flies : 
Or, if he lets his anger burn, 
How soon his frowns to pity turn ! 

5 His everlasting love is sure 

To all his saints, and shall endure ; 
From age to age his truth shall reign, 
Nor children' s children hope in vain. 

LOED of all being ; throned afar, 
Thy glory flames from sun and star ; 
Centre and soul of every sphere, 
Yet to each loving heart how near ! 

2 Sun of our life, thy quickening ray 
Sheds on our path the glow of day ; 
Star of our hope, thy softened light 
Cheers the long watches of the night. 

3 Our midnight is thy smile withdrawn ; 
Our noontide is thy gracious dawn ; 
Our rainbow arch thy mercy's sign ; 
All, save the clouds of sin, are thine! 

4 Lord of all life, below, above, 

Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love, 
Before thy ever-blazing throne 
We ask no lustre of our own. 

5 Grant us thy truth to make us free, 
And kindling hearts that burn for thee, 
Till all thy living altars claim 

One holy light, one heavenly flame ! 



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224 v&oripisjrcis. c. jr., D. 

WHILE thee I seek, protecting Power ! 
Be my vain wishes stilled ; 
And may this consecrated hour 
With better hopes be rilled ! 

2 Thy love the power of thought bestowed ; 

To thee my thoughts would soar : 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed ; 
That mercy I adore. 

3 In each event of life, how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see ! 
Each blessing to my soul more dear, 
Because conferred by thee. 

4 In every joy that crowns my days. 

In every pain I bear, 
My heart shall find delight in praise, 
Or seek relief in prayer. 

5 When gladness wings my favored hour, 

Thy love my thoughts shall fill ; 
Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower, 
My soul shall meet thy will. 

6 My lifted eye, without a tear, 

The gathering storm shall see ; 
My steadfast heart shall know no fear ; 
That heart will rest on thee. 

225 &&01 'J2>I?J\ CB. C. jr., 2). 

"TT^HEX all thy mercies. O my God ! 

V V My rising soul surveys. 
Transported with the view, I 'm lost 
In wonder, love, and praise. 
2 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts 
My daily thanks employ ; 
Xor is the least a cheerful heart, 
That tast< s those gifts with joy. 



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Througli every period of my life, 

Thy goodness I '11 pursue ; 
And after death, in distant worlds, 

The glorious theme renew. 
Through all eternity, to thee 

A joyful song I '11 raise : 
But oh ! eternity ' s too short 

To utter all thy praise ! 



226 SEJrEFIClSJfCJE:. C. M., 3). 

"\T~JTHE]S T morning's first and hallowed ray 

V V Breaks, with its trembling light, 
To chase the pearly dews away, 
Bright tear-drops of the night — 

2 My heart, O Lord ! forgets to rove, 

But rises gladly free, 
On wings of everlasting love, 
And finds its home in thee. 

3 When evening's silent shades descend, 

And nature sinks to rest, 
* Still, to my Father and my Friend, 
My wishes are addressed. 

4 Though tears may dim my hours of joy, 

And bid my pleasures flee, 
Thou reign st where grief cannot annoy ; 
I will be glad in thee. 

5 And ev'n when midnight's solemn gloom 

Above, around is spread, 
Sweet dreams of everlasting bloom 
Are hovering o'er my head. 

6 I dream of that fair land, Lord ! 

Where all thy saints shall be ; 
I wake to lean upon thy word, 
And still delight in thee. 



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227 ** ' * w run*. C. M. } 2). 

OD, in the high and holy place, 
Looks down upon the spheres ; 
Yet in his providence and grace, 
To every eye appears. 

2 He bows the heavens ; the mountains stand 

A highway for our God ; 
He walks amid the desert land ; 
'Tis Eden where he trod. 

3 The forests in his strength rejoice ; 

Hark ! on the evening breeze, 
As once of old, Jehovah' s voice 
Is heard among the trees. 

4 In every stream his bounty flows, 

Diffusing joy and wealth ; 
In every breeze his Spirit blows, — 
The breath of life and health. 

5 His blessings fall in plenteous showers 

Upon the lap of earth, 
That teems with foliage, fruits, and flowers, 
And rings with infant mirth. 

6 If God hath made this world so fair, 

Where sin and death abound ; 
How beautiful, beyond compare, 
Will Paradise be found ! 

228 «ous fatjie-r.' CM., ^>. 

FATHER of mercies ! God of love ! 
My Father and my God ! 
I'll sing the honors of thy name, 
And spread thy praise abroad. 
2 In every period of my life 

Thy thoughts of love appear ; 
Thy mercies gild each transient scene, 
And crown each passing year. 



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3 In all thy mercies, may my soul 

A Father's bounty see ; 
Nor let the gifts thy grace bestows 
Estrange my heart from thee. 

4 Teach me, in times of deep distress, 

To own thy hand, O God I 
And in submissive silence learn 
The lessons of thy rod. 

5 Through every period of my life, 

Each bright, each clouded scene, 
Give me a meek and humble mind, 
Still equal and serene. 

6 Then may I close my eyes in death, 

Redeemed from anxious fear ; 
For death itself, my God, is life, 
If thou art with me there. 



229 WATCXFUZ CAliE.— -Psalm 107. CM., 2). 

HOW are thy servants blest, O Lord ! 
How sure is their defence ! 
Eternal wisdom is their guide, 
Their help, omnipotence. 

2 In foreign realms, and lands remote, 

Supported by thy care, 
Through "burning climes they pass unhurt, 
And breathe in tainted air. 

3 When by the dreadful tempest borne 

High on the broken wave, 
They know thou art not slow to hear, 
Nor impotent to save. 

4 The storm is laid, the winds retire, 

Obedient to thy will ; 
The sea, that roars at thy command, 
At thy command is still. 



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5 In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths, 

Thy goodness we '11 adore ; 
We'll praise thee for thy mercies past, 
And humbly hope for more. 

6 Our life, while thou preserv'st that life, 

Thy sacrifice shall be ; 
And death, when death shall be our lot, 
Shall join our souls to thee. 

230 >iLjfiGUTr tPowES. c.jr. 

THE Lord, our God, is full of might, 
The winds obey his will ; 
He speaks, — and, in his heavenly height, 
The rolling sun stands still. 

2 Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land 

With threatening aspect roar ; 
The Lord uplifts his awful hand, 
And chains you to the shore. 

3 Howl, winds of night, your force combine ; 

Without his high behest, 
Ye shall not, in the mountain pine, 
Disturb the sparrow's nest. 

4 His voice sublime is heard afar, 

In distant peals it dies ; 
He yokes the whirlwind to his car, 
And sweeps the howling skies. 

5 Ye nations, bend — in reverence bend ; 

Ye monarchs, wait his nod, 
And bid the choral song ascend 
To celebrate your God. 

2 31 °- 1C - * ,J:Po TJE - * ~C£.— Isaiah 12:1. C. Jf. 

THE Lord, how fearful is his name ! 
How wide is his command ! 
Nature, with all her moving frame, 
Rests on his mighty hand. 



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2 Immortal glory forms his throne, 

And light his awful robe ; 
While with a smile, or with a frown, 
He manages the globe. 

3 A word of his almighty breath 

Can swell or sink the seas ; 
Build the vast empires of the earth, 
Or break them as he please. 

4 On angels, with unvailed face 

His glory beams above ; 
On men, he looks with softest grace, 
And takes his title, Love. 

232 z>norif>EjrcjE. CM. 

KEEP silence, all created things ! 
And wait your Maker' s nod ; 
My soul stands trembling, while she sings 
The honors of her God. 

2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown, 

Hang on his firm decree ; 
He sits on no precarious throne, 
Nor borrows leave to be. 

3 His providence unfolds the book, 

And makes his counsels shine ; 
Each opening leaf, and every stroke, 
Fulfills some deep design. 

4 My God ! I would not long to see 

My fate, with curious eyes — 
What gloomy lines are writ for me, 
Or what bright scenes may rise. 

5 In thy fair book of life and grace, 

Oh ! may I find my name 
Eecorded in some humble place, 
Beneath my Lord, the Lamb. 



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233 uTJ-v.virr. CM, 

GEEAT God ! how infinite art thou ! 
What worthless worms are we ! 
Let the whole race of creatures bow. 
And pay their praise to thee. 

2 Thy throne eternal ages stood, 

Ere seas or stars were made : 
Thou art the ever-living God, 
Were all the nations dead. 

3 Eternity, with all its years, 

Stands present in thy view ; 
To thee there ' s nothing old appears — 
Great God ! there ' s nothing new. 

4 Our lives thro' various scenes are drawn, 

And vexed with trifling cares ; 
While thine eternal thought moves on 
Thine undisturbed affairs. 

5 Great God ! how infinite art thou ! 

What worthless worms are we ! 
Let the whole race of creatures bow, 
And pay their praise to thee. 

234 jr^jusrr. C. Jf. 

GOD ! we praise thee, and confess 
That thou the only Lord 
And everlasting Father art, 
By all the earth adored. 

2 To thee, all angels cry aloud ; 
To thee the powers on high, 

Both cherubim and seraphim, 
Continually do cry : — 

3 O holy, holy, holy Lord, 
Whom heavenly hosts obey. 

The world is with the glory filled 
Of thy majestic sway ! 



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4 The apostles' glorious company, 

And prophets crowned with light, 
With all the martyrs' noble host, 
Thy constant praise recite. 

5 The holy church throughout the world, 

O Lord, confesses thee, 
That thou th' eternal Father art, 
Of boundless majesty. 

235 IJY THJE: universe. C.Jf. 

ETERNAL Wisdom ! thee we praise, 
Thee the creation sings ; 
With thy loved name, rocks, hills, and seas, 
And heaven' s high palace rings. 

2 How wide thy hand hath spread the sky ! 

How glorious to behold ! 
Tinged with a blue of heavenly dye, 
And starred with sparkling gold. 

3 Infinite strength and equal skill, 

Shine through the worlds abroad, 
Our souls with vast amazement fill, 
And speak the builder, God. 

4 But still the wonders of thy grace 

Our softer passions move ; 
Pity divine in Jesus' face 
We see, adore, and love. 

236 FAITHFUZ.VZSS. C. M. 

BEGIN", my tongue, some heavenly theme, 
And speak some boundless thing ; 
The mighty works, or mightier name, 
Of our eternal King. 

2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness, 
And sound his power abroad ; 
Sing the sweet promise of his grace, 
And the performing God. 



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His very word of grace is strong, 
As that which built the skies ; 

The voice that rolls the stars along 
Speaks all the promises. 

Oh, might I hear thy heavenly tongne 
But whisper, " Thou art mine ! " 

Those gentle words should raise my song 
To notes almost divine. 



237 Jj x ° } % *&&* CJE . C. M. 

OD moves in a mysterious way 
His wonders to perform ; 
He plants his footsteps in the sea, 
And rides upon the storm. 



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2 Deep in unfathomable mines 

Of never-failing skill, 
He treasures up his bright designs, 
And works his sovereign will. 

3 Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take ! 

The clouds ye so much dread, 
Are big with mercy, and will break 
In blessings on your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, 

But trust him for his grace ; 
Behind a frowning providence 
He hides a smiling face. 

5 His purposes will ripen fast, 

Unfolding every hour ; 
The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. 

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err, 

And scan his work in vain ; 
God is his own interpreter, 
And he will make it plain. 



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238 zoftT) or all. CM. 

THE Lord our God is Lord of all ; 
His station who can find ? 
I hear him in the waterfall ; 
I hear him in the wind. 

2 If in the gloom of night I shroud, 

His face I cannot fly ; 
I see him in the evening cloud, 
And in the morning sky. 

3 He smiles, we live ! he frowns, we die ! 

We hang upon his word ; 
He rears his mighty arm on high, 
We fall before his sword. 

4 He bids his gales the fields deform ; 

Then, when his thunders cease, 
He paints his rainbow on the storm, 
And lulls the winds to peace. 

239 HOLINESS.— Tsalm /// .- O. C M. 

HOLY and reverend is the name 
Of our eternal King ; 
Thrice holy Lord ! the angels cry ; 
Thrice holy ! let us sing. 

2 The deepest reverence of the mind, 

Pay, O my soul ! to God ; 
Lift with thy hands a holy heart 
To his sublime abode. 

3 With sacred awe pronounce his name, 

Whom words nor thoughts can reach ; 
A broken heart shall please him more 
Than the best forms of speech. 

4 Thou holy God ! preserve our souls 

From all pollution free ; 
The pure in heart are thy delight, 
And they thy face shall see. 



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240 PEftFEC TJTOJi V?.- Psalm 7 7 1 11-11 • C jf. 

SING tli' almighty power of God, 
That made the mountains rise, 
That spread the flowing seas abroad, 
And built the lofty sides. 

2 I sing the wisdom that ordained 

The sun to rule the day ; 
The moon shines full at his command, 
And all the stars obey. 

3 I sing the goodness of the Lord, 

That filled the earth with food ; 
He formed the creatures with his word, 
And then pronounced them good. 

4 Lord ! how thy wonders are displayed 

Where' er I turn mine eye ! 
If I survey the ground I tread, 
Or gaze upon the sky ! 

5 There ' s not a plant or flower below 

But makes thy glories known ; 
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, 
By order from thy throne. 

6 Creatures that borrow life from thee 

Are subject to thy care ; 
There's not a place where we can flee, 
But God is present there. 

241 TJV " TJ£E WINDS'— Isaiah 27: 8. Z.Jf. 

GREAT Ruler of all nature's frame ! 
We own thy power divine ; 
We hear thy breath in every storm, 
For all the winds are thine. 

2 Wide as they sweep their sounding way, 
They work thy sovereign will ; 
And, awed by thy majestic voice, 
Confusion shall be still. 



3 Thy mercy tempers every blast 

To them that seek thy face, 
And mingles with the tempest's roar 
The whispers of thy grace. 

4 Those gentle whispers let me hear, 

Till all the tumult cease ; 
And gales of Paradise shall lull 
My weary soul to peace. 

6*k<6 LOXJB.—1 John £?8. CM. 

COME, ye that know and fear the Lord, 
And raise your thoughts above : 
Let every heart and voice accord, 
To sing that " Gfod is love." 

2 This precious truth his word declares, 

And all his mercies prove ; 
Jesus, the gift of gifts, appears, 
To show that " God is love." 

3 Behold his patience, bearing long 

With those who from him rove ; 
Till mighty grace their hearts subdues, 
To teach them — u God is love." 

4 Oh, may we all, while here below, 

This best of blessings prove ; 
Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds, 
Proclaim that "God is love." 

4>Q3 GftA C&.—Zsaia/i 61 : 10. C. M~. 

A WAKE, my heart, arise, my tongue, 
-£±- Prepare a tuneful voice ; 
In God, the life of all my joys, 

Aloud will I rejoice. 

2 'Tis he adorned my naked soul, 
And made salvation mine ; 
Upon a poor polluted worm 
He makes his graces shine. 



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3 And, lest the shadow of a spot 

Should on my soul be found, 
He took the robe the Saviour wrought, 
And cast it all around. 

4 How far this heavenly robe exceeds 

What earthly princes wear ! 
These ornaments, how bright they shine ! 
How white the garments are ! 

5 The Spirit wrought my faith, and love, 

And hope, and every grace : 
But Jesus spent his life to work 
The robe of righteousness. 

6 Strangely, my soul, art thou arrayed, 

By the great sacred Three ! 
In sweetest harmony of praise, 
Let all thy powers agree. 

TT^HAT shall I render to my God, 
V V For all his kindness shown % 

My feet shall visit thine abode, 
My songs address thy throne. 

2 Among the saints that fill thy house, 

My offering shall be paid ; 
There shall my zeal perform the vows 
My soul in anguish made. 

3 How much is mercy thy delight, 

Thou ever-blessed God 
How dear thy servants in thy sight — 
How precious is their blood ! 

4 How happy all thy servants are ! 

How great thy grace to me ! 
My life, which thou hast made thy care, 
Lord ! I devote to thee. 



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Od§ 0JLVZ'I i 7?E.<iE.VCE.— 'Ps./.?0. CM* 

'N all my vast concerns witli thee, 
In vain my soul would try 
To shun thy presence, Lord, or flee 
The notice of thine eye. 

2 Thine all- surrounding sight surveys 

My rising and my rest, 
My public walks, my private ways, 
And secrets of my breast. 

3 My thoughts lie open to the Lord, 

Before they're formed within ; 
And ere my lips pronounce the word, 
He knows the sense I mean. 

4 Oh, wondrous knowledge, deep and high ! 

Where can a creature hide % 
Within thy circling arms I lie, 
Enclosed on every side. 

5 So let thy grace surround me still, 

And like a bulwark prove, 
To guard my soul from every ill, 
Secured hy sovereign love. 

246 OM WIS CIJBjVCE. -Z>8.139. CM. 

JEHOVAH God ! thy gracious power 
On every hand we see ; 
Oh, may the blessings of each hour 
Lead all our thoughts to thee. 

2 If, on the wings of morn, we speed 

To earth's remotest bound, 
Thy right hand will our footsteps lead, 
Thine arm our path surround. 

3 Thy power is in the ocean deeps 

And reaches to the skies ; 
Thine eye of mercy never sleeps, 
Thy goodness never dies. 



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4 From morn till noon, till latest eve, 

The hand of God we see ; 
And all the blessings we receive, 
Ceaseless proceed from thee. 

5 In all the varying scenes of time, 

On thee our hopes depend ; 
In every age, in eveiy clime, 
Our Father and our Friend. 

247 Jfl 'SFJeSl'.—/ Cor. 13 : 12. C. M. 

T1PHY way, O Lord, is in the sea ; 
J- Thy paths I cannot trace, 
Nor comprehend the mystery 
Of thine unbounded grace. 

2 As, through a glass, I dimly see 

The wonders of thy love ; 
How little do I know of thee, 
Or of the joys above ! 

3 ' T is but in part I know thy will ; 

I bless thee for the sight : 
"When will thv love the rest reveal, 
In glory' s clearer light I 

4 With rapture shall I then survey 

Thy providence and grace ; 
And spend an everlasting day 
In wonder, love, and praise. 

248 UTi; ft. VI TV. -Vs. oo. C.Jf. 

GOD, our help in ages past, 
Our hope for years to come, 
Our shelter from the stormy blast, 
And our eternal home ! 



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Before the hills in order stood, 
Or earth received her frame, 

From everlasting thou art God, 
To endless years the same. 






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3 Thy word commands our flesh to dust : 

" Return, ye sons of men ;" 
All nations rose from earth at first, 
And turn to earth again. 

4 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, 

Bears all its sons away ; 
They fly, forgotten, as a dream 
Dies at the opening day. 

5 O God, our help in ages past, 

Our hope for years to come, 
Be thou our guard while troubles last, 
And our eternal home ! 

FATHER ! how wide thy glory shines • 
How high thy wonders rise ! 
Known thro' the earth by thousand signs, 
By thousand through the skies. 

2 Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power, 

Their motions speak thy skill ; 
And, on the wings of every hour, 
We read thy patience still. 

3 But, w^hen we view thy strange design 

To save rebellious worms, 
Where vengeance and compassion join 
In their divinest forms, — 

4 Here the whole Deity is known ; 

Nor dares a creature guess, 
Which of the glories brightest shone, 
The justice, or the grace. 

5 Now the full glories of the Lamb 

Adorn the heavenly plains ; 
Bright seraphs learn ImmanueF s name, 
And try their choicest strains. 



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6 Oh ! may I bear some humble part, 
In tliat immortal song ; 
Wonder and joy shall tnne my heart, 
And love command my tongue. 



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250 0JfA "I^&ESEA ~CE.— -Ps . /.?.?. C. Jr. 6 1. 

EYOND, beyond the boundless sea, 
Above that dome of sky, 
Further than thought itself can flee, 

Thy dwelling is on high : 
Yet dear the awful thought to me, 
That thou, my God ! art nigh : — 

2 Art nigh, and yet my laboring mind 
Feels after thee in vain — 

Thee in these works of power to find, 

Or to thy seat attain ; 
Thy messenger — the stormy wind ; 

Thy path — the trackless main 

3 These speak of thee with loud acclaim ; 
They thunder forth thy praise — 

The glorious honor of thy name, 

The wonders of thy ways ; 
But thou art not in tempest-flame, 

1ST or in the noon-day blaze. 

4 We hear thy voice, when thunders roll 
Through the wide fields of air : 

The waves obey thy dread control ; 

Yet still thou art not there : 
Where shall I find him, O my soul ! 

Who yet is everywhere \ 

5 Oh, not in circling depth or height, 
But in the conscious breast, 

Present to faith, though vailed from sight, 

There does his Spirit rest : 
Oh, come, thou Presence infinite ! 

And make thy creature blest. 



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251 ETE3ZjYITY.—7)an.7 : 0. Z.Jf. 

GREAT Former of this various frame, 
Our souls adore tliiue awful name, 
And bow and tremble, while they praise 
The Ancient of eternal days. 

2 Our days a transient period run, 
And change with every circling sun ; 
And, in the firmest state we boast, 
Before the moth we sink to dust. 

3 But let the creatures fall around ; 
Let death consign us to the ground ; 
Let the last general flame arise, 
And melt the arches of the skies ; — 

4 Calm as the summer's ocean, we 
Can all the wreck of nature see, 
While grace secures us an abode 
Unshaken as the throne of God. 

252 L ° yB*—JBphe*ia** 3 : / 7-fO. JI. M. 

,H, for a shout of joy, 

Worthy the theme we sing ; 
To this divine employ 
Our hearts and voices bring ; 
Sound, sound, thro' all the earth abroad, 
The love, th' eternal love of God. 

2 Unnumbered myriads stand, 
Of seraphs bright and fair, 

Or bow at thy right hand, 
And pay their homage there ; 
But strive in vain with loudest chord, 
To sound thy wondrous love, O Lord. 

3 Yet sinners saved by grace, 
In songs of lower key, 

In every age and place, 
Have sung the mystery, — 
Have told in strains of sweet accord, 
Thy love, thy sovereign love, O Lord. 



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4 Though earth and hell assail, 
And doubts and fears arise, 
The weakest shall prevail, 
And grasp the heavenly prize, 
And through an endless age record 
Thy love, thy changeless love, O Lord. 



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253 C 0A ^Z'S CJSJS 'SZOA \—Tsalm S. S. M. 

LORD, our heavenly King, 
Thy name is all divine ; 
Thy glories round the earth are spread, 
And o'er the heavens they shine. 

2 When I survey the stars, 
And all their shining forms, 

Lord, what is man, that worthless tiling, 
Akin to dust and worms % 

3 Lord, what is worthless man, 
That thou shouldst love him so % 

Next to thine angels is he placed, 
And lord of all below. 

4 How rich thy bounties are, 
And wondrous are thy ways ; 

Of dust and worms thy power can frame 
A monument of praise. 

5 Lord, our heavenly King, 
Thy name is all divine ; 

Thy glories round the earth are spread, 
And o'er the heavens they shine. 



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lO him that chose us first, 
Before the world began ; 
To him that bore the curse 
To save rebellious man ; 



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To him that formed 
Our hearts anew, 



Is endless praise 
And glory due. 



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The Fathers love shall run 
Through our immortal songs ; 

We "bring to God the Son 
Hosannas on our tongues ; 



Our lips address 
The Spirit's name 



With equal praise 
And zeal the same. 



Let every saint above, 

And angel round the throne, 
Forever bless and love 

The sacred Three in One ; 



Thus heaven shall raise 
His honors high. 



When earth and time 
Grow old and die. 



ITH songs and honors sounding loud, 
Address the Lord on high ; 
Over the heavens he spreads his cloud, 
And waters vail the sky. 



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2 He sends his showers of blessings down, 

To cheer the plains below ; 
He makes the grass the mountains crown, 
And corn in valleys grow. 

3 His steady counsels change the face 

Of the declining year ; 
He bids the sun cut short his race, 
And wintry days appear. 

4 His hoary frost, his fleecy snow, 

Descend and clothe the ground ; 
The liquid streams forbear to flow, 
In icy fetters bound. 

5 He sends his word and melts the snow, 

The fields no longer mourn ; 
He calls the wanner gales to blow, 
And bids the spring return. 



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6 The changing wind, the flying cloud, 
Obey his mighty word : 
With songs and honors sounding loud, 
Praise ye the sovereign Lord. 

BLEST Trinity ! from mortal sight 
Vailed in thine own eternal light ! 
We thee confess, in thee believe ; 
To thee with loving hearts we cleave. 

2 O Father ! thou Most Holy One ! 
O God of God ! Eternal Son ! 

O Holy Ghost ! thou Love Divine ! 
To join them both is ever thine. 

3 The Father is in God the Son, 
And with the Father he is one ; 
In both the Spirit doth abide, 
And with them both is glorified. 

4 Eternal Father ! thee we praise ; 

To thee, O Son ! our hymns we raise ; 
O Holy Ghost ! we thee adore ! 
One mighty God forevermore. 



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257 LOTS. C.P..W. 

"Y God, thy boundless love I praise ; 
How bright on high its glories blaze ! 
How sweetly bloom below ! 
It streams from thy eternal throne ; 
Through heaven its joys forever run, 
And o'er the earth they flow. 

'Tis love that paints the purple morn, 
And bids the clouds, in air upborne, 

Their genial drops distill ! 
In every vernal beam it glows. 
It breathes in every gale that blows, 

And glides in every rill. 



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3 It robes in cheerful green the ground, 
And pours its flowery beauties round, 

Whose sweets perfume the gale ; 
Its bounties richly spread the plain, 
The blushing fruit, the golden grain, 

And smile in every vale. 

4 But in thy word I see it shine 
With grace and glories more divine, 

Proclaiming sins forgiven ; 
There Faith, bright cherub, points the way 
To realms of everlasting day, 

And opens all her heaven. 

5 Then let the love that makes me blest 
With cheerful praise inspire my breast, 

And ardent gratitude, 
And all my thoughts and passions tend 
To thee, my Father and my Friend, 

My soul' s eternal good ! 

258 ZW- CREaTIO.W—'JPsalm f£8. 7s. 

HERALDS of creation ! cry,- 
" Praise the Lord — the Lord most high ! " 
Heaven and earth obey the call, 
Praise the Lord — the lord of all. 

2 For he spake, and forth from night 
Sprang the universe to light ; 

He commanded — nature heard, 
And stood fast upon his word. 

3 Praise him, all ye hosts above, — 
Spirits perfected in love ! 

Sun and moon ! your anthems raise ; 
Sing, ye stars ! your Maker's praise. 

a "^ HERE is a God ! — all nature speaks, 
Thro' earth, and air, and seas, and skies ; 
See ! from the clouds his glory breaks, 
When the first beams of morning rise. 



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2 The rising sun, serenely bright, 

O'er the wide world's extended frame, 
Inscribes, in characters of light, 
His mighty Maker's glorious name. 

3 Ye curious minds, who roam abroad, 

And trace creation's wonders o'er, 
Confess the footsteps of your God, 
And bow before him, and adore. 

260 MAJESTY.— ■Psalm /S. C. Jf. 

THE Lord descended from above, 
And bowed the heavens most high ; 
And underneath his feet he cast 
The darkness of the sky. 

2 On cherub and on cherubim, 

Full royally he rode ; 
And on the wings of mighty winds 
Came flying all abroad. 

3 He sat serene upon the floods, 

Their fury to restrain ; 
And he, as sovereign Lord and King, 
Forevermore shall reign. 

4 The Lord will give his people strength, 

Whereby they shall increase ; 
And he will bless his chosen flock 
With everlasting peace. 

5 Give glory to his awful name, 

And honor him alone ; 
Give worship to his majesty, 
Upon his holy throne. 

261 GRACE.— Psalm 703. S.M. 

H, bless the Lord, my soul ! 
His grace to thee proclaim ; 
And all that is within me join 
To bless his holy name. 



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2 Oh ! bless the Lord, my soul ! 

His mercies bear in mind : 
Forget not all his benefits : 
The Lord to thee is kind. 

3 He will not always chide ; 

He will with patience wait ; 
His wrath is ever slow to rise, 
And ready to abate. 

4 He pardons all thy sins, 

Prolongs thy feeble breath ; 
He healeth thy infirmities, 
And ransoms thee from death. 

5 Then bless his holy name, 

Whose grace hath made thee whole ; 
Whose loving-kindness crowns thy days 
Oh ! bless the Lord, my soul t 



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262 ** ■ * -' TU&JB C.Z.M. 

INCE o'er thy footstool here below 
Such radiant gems are strown, 
Oh, what magnificence must glow, 

Great God, about thy throne ! 
So brilliant here these drops of light ! 
There the full ocean rolls, how bright ! 

2 If night's blue curtain of the sky, 
With thousand stars inwrought, 

Hung, like a royal canopy, 

With glittering diamonds fraught, 
Be, Lord, thy temple's outer vail, 
What splendor at the shrine must dwell ! 

3 The dazzling sun, at noonday hour, 
Forth from his flaming vase, 

Flinging o'er earth the golden shower, 

Till vale and mountain blaze, 
But shows, O Lord, one beam of thine : 
What, then, the Day where thou dost shine ! 



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4 Oh, how shall these dim eyes endure 
That noon of living rays ? 
Or how our spirits, so impure, 

Upon thy glory gaze ? 
Anoint, O Lord, anoint our sight, 
And fit us for that world of light. 

263 JJ f a\atu3ze. c.jyr. 

THERE is a Ibook that all may read, 
AY Inch heavenly truth imparts, 
And all the lore its scholars need, — 
Pure eyes and Christian hearts. 

2 The works of God above, below, 

Within us and around, 
Are pages in that book, to show 
How God himself is found. 

3 The glorious sky, embracing all, 

Is like the Maker' s love, 
Wherewith encompassed, great and small 
In peace and order move. 

4 The dew of heaven is like thy grace ; 

It steals in silence down, 
But where it lights, the favored place 
By richest fruits is known. 

5 Thou, who hast given us eyes to see, 

And love this sight so fair, 

Give us a heart to find out thee, 

And read thee everywhere. 

2Q4: IJT jrtf.TUKJB.—Z>*ahn 19. Z.Jf.,7). 

THE spacious firmament on high, 
With all the blue ethereal sky, 
And spangled heavens, a shining frame, 
Their great Original proclaim : 
Th' unwearied sun, from day to day, 
Does his Creator' s power display ; 
And publishes to every land 
The work of an almighty hand. 



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! Soon as the evening shades prevail, 
The moon takes up the wondrous tale ; 
And nightly, to the listening earth, 
Repeats the story of her birth ; 
While all the stars that round her burn, 
And all the planets in their turn, 
Confirm the tidings as they roll, 
And spread the truth from pole to pole. 

What though in solemn silence, all 
Move round the dark terrestrial ball, — 
What though no real voice nor sound 
Amid their radiant orbs be found, — 
In reason's ear they ail rejoice, 
And utter forth a glorious voice, 
Forever singing as they shine, — 
"The hand that made us is divine." 



HOLI.VESS.-fiev. 4 .r 8s & 7s, 2). 

LORD, thy glory fills the heaven ; 
Earth is with its fullness stored ; 
Unto thee be glory given, 
Holy, holy, holy Lord ! 
Heaven is still with anthems ringing ; 

Earth takes up the angels' cry, 
Holy, holy, holy, singing, 
Lord of hosts, thou Lord most high. 

Ever thus in God' s high praises, 

Brethren, let our tongues unite, 
While our thoughts his greatness raises, 

And our love his gifts excite : 
With his seraph train before him, 

With his holy church below, 
Thus unite we to adore him, 

Bid we thus our anthem flow. 



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Lord, thy glory fills the heaven ; 

Earth is with its fullness stored ; 
Unto thee be glory given, 

Holy, holy, holy Lord ! 
Thus thy glorious name confessing, 

We adopt the angels' cry, 
Holy, holy, holy, blessing 

Thee, the Lord our God most high ! 



266 G&* CJS - 8 s & 7s, D. 

LORD, with glowing heart I 'd praise thee 
For the bliss thy love bestows ; 
For the pardoning grace that saves me, 

And the peace that from it flows : 
Help, O God, my weak endeavor ; 
This dull soul to rapture raise ; 
Thou must light the flame, or never 
Can my love be warmed to praise. 

2 Praise, my soul, the God that sought thee, 

Wretched wanderer, far astray' ; 
Found thee lost, and kindly brought thee 

From the paths of death away ; 
Praise, with love's devoutest feeling, 

Him who saw thy guilt-born fear, 
And, the light of hope revealing, 

Bade the blood-stained cross appear. 

3 Lord, this bosom's ardent feeling 

Vainly would my lips express : 
Low before thy footstool kneeling, 

Deign thy suppliant's prayer to bless ; 
Let thy grace, my soul' s chief treasure, 

Love' s pure flame within me raise ; 
And, since words can never measure, 

Let my life show forth thy praise. 



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267 °' IWIPRESE^CE.- Tsalm 139. C. M. 

LORD ! where shall guilty souls retire, 
Forgotten and unknown ! 
In hell they meet thy dreadful fire, 
In heaven thy glorious throne. 

2 Should I suppress my vital breath 
To shun the wrath divine, 
Thy voice would break the bars of death, 
And make the grave resign. 

4 If winged with beams of morning light, 
I fly beyond the west, 
Thy hand, which must support my flight, 
Would soon betray my rest. 

4 If o'er my sins I think to draw 

The curtains of the night, 
Those flaming eyes that guard thy law 
Would turn the shades to light. 

5 The beams of noon, the midnight hour, 

Are both alike to thee : 
Oh, may I ne' er provoke that power 
From which I cannot flee ! 

268 T&CrTM.-JVum.2S:/9. H. M % 

THE promises I sing, 
Which sovereign love hath spoke ; 
Nor will th' eternal King 

His words of grace revoke ; 
They stand secure I Not Zion's hill 
And steadfast still ; | Abides so sure. 

2 The mountains melt away 

When once the Judge appears, 
And sun and moon decay, 

That measure mortal years ; 
But still the same The promise shines 

In radiant lines | Through all the flame. 



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Their harmony shall sound 
Through my attentive ears, 

When thunders cleave the ground 
And dissipate the spheres ; 



Midst all the shock 
Of that dread scene, 



I stand serene, 
Thy word my rock. 



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LORD, when my raptured thought surveys 
Creation's beauties o'er, 
All nature joins to teach thy praise, 
And bid my soul adore. 

2 Where'er I turn my gazing eyes, 

Thy radiant footsteps shine ; 
Ten thousand pleasing wonders rise, 
And speak their source divine. 

3 On me thy providence has shone 

With gentle smiling rays : 
Oh, let my lips and life make known 
Thy goodness and thy praise. 

4 All-bounteous Lord, thy grace impart ! 

Oh, teach me to improve 
Thy gifts with humble, grateful heart, 
Aud crown them with thy love. 

270 perfections. 8s&7s. 

GOD is love ; his mercy brightens 
All the path in which we rove ; 
Bliss he wakes and woe he lightens ; 
God is wisdom, God is love. 

2 Chance and change are busy ever ; 
Man decays, and ages move ; 
But his mercy waneth never ; 
God is wisdom, God is love. 



3 Ev'n the hour that darkest seemeth, 

Will his changeless goodness prove ; 
From the gloom his brightness streameth, 
God is wisdom, God is love. 

4 He with earthly cares entwineth 

Hope and comfort from above : 
Everywhere his glory shineth ; 
God is wisdom, God is love. 

271 trinity. C. M. 

FATHER of glory ! to thy name 
Immortal praise we give, 
Who dost an act of grace proclaim, 
And bid us rebels live. 

2 Immortal honor to the Son 

Who makes thine anger cease ; 
Our lives he ransomed with his own, 
And died to make our peace. 

3 To thine almighty Spirit be 

Immortal glory given, 
Whose influence brings us near to thee, 
And trains us up for heaven. 

4 Let men with their united voice 

Adore th' eternal God ; 
And spread his honors and their joys 
Through nations far abroad. 

5 Let faith, and love, and duty join, 

One general song to raise ; 
Let saints in earth and heaven combine 
In harmony and praise. 

272 mnrirr. 7s. 

HOLY Father, hear my cry ; 
Holy Saviour, bend thine ear ; 
Holy Spirit, come thou nigh : 
Father, Saviour, Spirit, hear ! 



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2 Father, save me from my sin ; 

Saviour, I thy mercy crave ; 
Gracious Spirit, make me clean : 
Father, Son, and Spirit, save ! 

3 Father, let me taste thy love ; 

Saviour, fill my soul with peace ; 
Spirit, come my heart to move : 
Father, Son, and Spirit, bless ! 

4 Father, Son, and Spirit— thou 

One Jehovah, shed abroad 
All thy grace within me now ; 

Be my Father and my God ! 
273 rsjjvzrr. &.jr. 

E give immortal praise 
For God the Father's love 
For all our comforts here. 

And better hopes above : 
He sent his own eternal Son 
To die for sins that we had done. 
To God the Son belongs 

Immortal glory too, 
Who bought us with his blood 

From everlasting woe : 
And now he lives and now he reigns, 
And sees the fruit of all his pains. 
To God the Spirit' s name 

Immortal worship give. 
Whose new-creating power 

Makes the dead sinner live : 
His work completes the great design, 

And fills the soul with joy divine. 
Almighty God ! to thee 

Be endless honors done, 
The undivided Three, 

The great and glorious One : 
Where reason fails, with all her powers, 
There faith prevails and love adores. 



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274 ' ns - cm. 

JOY to the world, the Lord is come ! 
Let earth receive her King ; 
Let every heart prepare him room, 
And heaven and nature sing. 

2 Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns ; 

Let men their songs employ ; 
While helds and floods, rocks, hills and plains 
Kepeat the sounding joy. 

3 No more let sin and sorrow grow, 

Nor thorns infest the ground ; 
He comes to make his blessings flow 
Far as the curse is found. 

4 Ha rules the world with truth and grace, 

And makes the nations prove 
The glories of his righteousness, 
And wonders of his love. 



275 ^alm 96. C M. 

IISTGr to the Lord, ye distant lands, 
Ye tribes of every tongue ; 



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His new-discovered grace demands 
A new and nobler song. 

2 Say to the nations Jesus reigns, 

God' s own Almighty Son ; 
His power the sinking world sustains, 
And grace surrounds his throne. 

3 Let heaven proclaim the joyful day ; 

Joy through the earth be seen ; 
Let cities shine in bright array, 
And fields in cheerful green. 

4 Let an unusual joy surprise 

The islands of the sea ; 
Ye mountains, sink ; ye valleys, rise ; 
Prepare the Lord his way. 



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5 Behold, he comes ; he comes to bless 

The nations, as their God, 
To show the world his righteousness, 
And send his truth abroad. 

6 But when his voice shall raise the dead, 

And bid the world draw near, 
How will the guilty nations dread 
To see their Judge appear ! 

276 Luke 2: 11. CM. 

ANGELS rejoiced and sweetly sung 
' J-JL At our Redeemer' s birth ; 
Mortals ! awake ; let every tongue 
Proclaim his matchless worth. 

2 Glory to Go.d, who dwells on high, 

And sent his only Son 
To take a servant' s form, and die, 
For evils we had done ! 

3 Good-will to men ; ye fallen race ! 

Arise, and shout for joy ; 
He comes, with rich abounding grace 
To save, and not destroy. 

4 Lord ! send the gracious tidings forth, 

And fill the world with light, 
That Jew and Gentile, through the earth, 
May know thy saving might. 

2#7 Isaiah 6/ ■ f-S. C. M. 

ARK, the glad sound ! the Saviour comes, 
The Saviour promised long ; 
Let every heart prepare a throne, 
And every voice a song. 

2 He comes, the prisoner to release, 
In Satan' s bondage held ; 
The gates of brass before him burst, 
The iron fetters yield. 



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3 He comes, from thickest films of vice 

To clear the mental ray, 
And, on the eyes long closed in night. 
To pour celestial day. 

4 He comes, the broken heart to bind, 

The bleeding soul to cure, 
And, with the treasures of his grace, 
Enrich the humble poor. 

5 Our glad hosannas, Prince of Peace, 

Thy welcome shall proclaim, 
And heaven's eternal arches ring 
"With thy beloved name. 



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278 Zuke2:U. CM. 

ALM on the listening ear of night, 
Come heaven' s melodious strains, 
Where wild Judea stretches far 
Her silver-mantled plains. 

2 Celestial choirs, from courts above, 
Shed sacred glories there, 

And angels, with their sparkling lyres, 
Make music on the air. 

3 The answering hills of Palestine 
Send back the glad reply ; 

And greet, from all their holy heights, 
The day-spring from on high. 

4 O'er the blue depths of Galilee 
There comes a holier calm, 

And Sharon waves, in solemn praise, 
Her silent groves of palm. 

5 " Glory to God ! " the sounding skies 
Loud with their anthems ring — 

" Peace to the earth, good- will to men, 
From heaven's eternal King ! " 



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279 Lute 2. CM. 

"TTTHILE shepherds watched their flocks by night, 

V V All seated on the ground ; 
The angel of the Lord came down, 

And glory shone around. 

2 "Fear not," said he, — for mighty dread 

Had seized their troubled mind, — 
" Glad tidings of great joy I bring, 
To you and all mankind. 

3 " To you, in David's town, this day, 

Is born of David' s line, 
The Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord, 
And this shall be the sign ; — 

4 " The heavenly babe you there shall find 

To human view displayed, 
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands, 
And in a manger laid." 

5 Thus spake the seraph — and forthwith 

Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels, praising God, who thus 
Addressed their joyful song : — 

6 " All glory be to God on high, 

And to the earth be peace ; 
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men 
Begin, and never cease ! " 

,3 3 3 Isaiah 3,5. C. M. 

~\ /T~ESSIAH ! at thy glad approach 
-LYJL The howling winds are still ; 
Thy praises fill the lonely waste, 
And breathe from every hill. 

2 Renewed, the earth a robe of light, 
A robe of beauty wears ; 
And in new heavens a brighter Sun 
Leads on the promised years. 



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3 Let Israel to the Prince of Peace 
The loud liosanna sing ; 
With hallelujahs, and with hymns, 
O Zion, hail thy King. 



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WAKE, awake the sacred song 
To our incarnate Lord ! 
Let every heart and every tongue 
Adore th' eternal Word. 

2 That awful Word, that sovereign Power 

By whom the worlds were made — 
Oh, happy morn ! illustrious hour ! — 
Was once in flesh arrayed ! 

3 Then shone almighty power and love, 

In all their glorious forms, 
When Jesus left his throne above, 
To dwell with sinful worms. 

4 Adoring angels tuned their songs 

To hail the joyful day ; 
With rapture then let mortal tongues 
Their grateful worship pay. 

5 What glory, Lord, to thee is due ! 

With wonder we adore ; 
But could we sing as angels do, 
Our highest praise were' poor. 

282 Luke 2:11* L.M. 

"TI7AKE, O my soul, and hail the mom, 

V V For unto us a Saviour 's born ; 
See, how the angels wing their way, 
To usher in the glorious day ! 

2 Hark ! what sweet music, what a song, 
Sounds from the bright, celestial throng ! 
Sweet song, whose melting sounds impart 
Joy to each raptured, listening heart. 



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3 Come, join the angels in the sky. 
Glory to God, who reigns on high ; 
Let peace and love on earth abound, 
While time revolves and years roll round. 

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BEFORE the heavens were spread abroad, 
From everlasting was the Word ; 
With God he was, the Word was God ! 

And must divinely be adored. 

2 By his own power were all things made ; 
By him supported, all things stand ; 

He is the whole creation s head, 
And angels fly at his command. 

3 Ere sin was born, or Satan fell, 
He led the host of morning stars : 

His generation who can tell, 

Or count the number of his years \ 

4 But lo, he leaves those heavenly forms : 
The Word descends and dwells in clay, 

That he may converse hold with worms, 
Dressed in such feeble flesh as they. 

5 Mortals with joy beheld his face, 
Tlf eternal Father s only Son : 

How full of truth, how full of grace ! 
When in his eyes the Godhead shone ! 

6 Archangels leave their high abode, 
To learn new mysteries here, and tell 

The love of our descending God, 
The glories of Immanuel. 



284 Lule2:1f. Z. M. 

"HEX Jordan hushed his waters still, 
And silence slept on Zion's hill ; 
When Bethlehem's shepherds through the night 
Watched o'er their tlocks by starry light ; 



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2 Hark ! from the midnight Mils around, 
A voice of more than mortal sound 

In distant hallelujahs stole, 

Wild murmuring o'er the raptured soul. 

3 On wheels of light, on wings of flame, 
The glorious hosts of Zion came ; 

High heaven with songs of triumph rung, 
While thus they struck their harps, and sung : 

4 "O Zion, lift thy raptured eye ; 

The long-expected hour is nigh ; 
Renewed, creation smiles again, 
The prince of Salem comes to reign. 

5 " He comes to cheer the trembling heart, 
Bid Satan and his host depart ; 

Again the Daystar gilds the gloom, 
Again the "bowers of Eden bloom." 

285 Matt. 2i to, //. //.? <t- /Os. 

BRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning ! 
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid ; 
Star of the East, the horizon adorning, 
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 

2 Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shining ; 

Low lies his head with the beasts of the stall : 
Angels adore him, in slumber reclining, 
Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all ! 

3 Say shall we yield him, in costly devotion, 

Odors of Edom, and offerings divine I 
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean, 
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine ? 

4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation. 

Vainly with gold would his favors secure : 
Richer, by far, is the heart's adoration ; 
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor. 



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5 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning ! 
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid ; 
Star of the East, the horizon adorning, 
Gfuide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 



286 Luke 2: fO. &. M. 

cVHK ! what celestial sounds, . 
What music tills the air ! 
Soft warbling to the morn, 
It strikes the ravished ear ; 



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Now all is still ; 
Now wild it floats 



In tuneful notes, 
Loud, sweet and shrill. 



2 The angelic hosts descend, 
With harmony divine ; 
See how from heaven they bend, 
And in full chorus join : 



" Fear not," say they ; 
" Great joy we bring : 



Jesus, your King, 
Is born to-day. 



' ' He comes, your souls to save 
From death' s eternal gloom ; 

To realms of bliss and light 
He lifts you from the tomb : 



Your voices raise, 
With sons of li^ht 



Your songs unite 
Of endless praise. 



4 " Glory to God on high ; 

Ye mortals spread the sound, 
And let your raptures fly 
To earth' s remotest bound ; 



For peace on earth, 
From God in heaven 



To man is given, 
At Jesus' birth." 



287 Jratt.2:9. Z.Jf. 

TT7~HEN, marshaled on the nightly plain, 
V V The glittering host bestud the sky, 

One star alone, of all the train, 
Can fix the sinner's wandering eye. 



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2 Hark ! hark ! to God the chorus breaks, 

From every host, from every gem ; 
But one alone the Saviour speaks, 
It is the Star of Bethlehem. 

3 Once on the raging seas I rode, 

The storm was lond, the night was dark, — 
The ocean yawned — and rudely bio wed 
The wind, that tossed my foundering bark. 

4 Deep horror then my vitals froze, 

Death-struck, I ceased the tide to stem ; — 
When suddenly a star arose, — 
It was the Star of Bethlehem. 

5 It was my guide, my light, my all ; 

It bade my dark forebodings cease ; 
And, through the storm, and danger's thrall, 
It led me to the port of peace. 

6 Now safely moored — my perils o'er, 

I'll sing, first in night's diadem, 
Forever and forevermore, 
The Star— the Star of Bethlehem ! 



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288 -Luke2:U. 8s & 7s. 

tVRK ! what mean those holy voices, 
Sweetly sounding through the skies \ 
Lo ! th' angelic host rejoices ; 
Heavenly hallelujahs rise. 



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2 Hear them tell the wondrous story, 

Hear them chant in hymns of joy ; — 
" Glory in the highest, glory ! 
Glory be to God most high ! 

3 " Peace on earth, good- will from heaven, 

Reaching far as man is found ; 
Souls redeemed, and sins forgiven ! 
Loud our golden harps shall sound. 



156 CHftlST. 

4 " Christ is born, the great Anointed ; 

Heaven and earth his praises sing ! 
Oh, receive whom God appointed, 
For your Prophet, Priest, and King ! 

5 "Haste, ye mortals, to adore him ; 

Learn his name, and taste his joy ; 
Till in heaven ye sing before him — 
' Glory be to God most higli \ ' " 

289 Isaiah h:C. C. M. 

us a child of hope is born, 
To us a Son is given ; 
Him shall the tribes of earth obey, 
Him all the hosts of heaven. 



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2 His name shall be the Prince of Peace, 

Forevermore adored ; 
The Wonderful, the Counselor, 
The great and mighty Lord ! 

3 His power, increasing, still shall spread ; 

His reign no end shall know : 
Justice shall guard his throne above, 
And peace abound below. 

290 Jfa "- 2 ■• f/ - 8s d ' 6s - 

THE wise men to thy cradle-throne, 
O infant Saviour ! brought of old 
The incense meet for God alone, 
Sharp myrrh and shining gold. 

2 Shine on us too, bright eastern star, 

Thine own baptized Gentile band, 
Till we have found our Lord from far, — 
An offering in our hand. 

3 Till we have brought the fine gold rare 

Of zeal, that giveth all for love ; 
Till we have prayed the glowing prayer, 
Like incense borne above. 



4 Till bitter,tears our eyes have wet, 

Because our wilful hearts would err ; 
Worship, and love, and sorrow, met, 
Gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 

5 All meet for thee, our own Adored ! 

Our suffering Saviour, God and King ! 
Accept the gold and incense, Lord, 
Accept the myrrh we bring ! 

291 -*■*-. 

HARK ! hark !— the notes of joy 
Roll o'er the heavenly plains, 
And seraphs find employ 

For their sublimest strains ; 
Some new delight in heaven is known ; 
Loud sound the harps around the throne. 

2 Hark ! hark !— the sounds draw nigh, 

/The joyful hosts descend ; 
Jesus forsakes the sky, 
To earth his footsteps bend ; 
He comes to bless our fallen race ; 
He comes with messages of grace. 

3 Bear — bear the tidings round ; 

Let every mortal know 
What love in God is found, 

What pity he can show ; 
Ye winds that blow ! ye waves that roll ! 
Bear the glad news from pole to pole. 

4 Strike — strike the harps again, 

To great Immanuel' s name ; 
Arise, ye sons of men ! 

And all his grace proclaim ; 
Angels and men ! wake every string, 
'Tis God the Saviour's praise we sing. 



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292 ZitA-c 2: ?.?,/&. 7*. 

HARK ! the herald angels sing, 
" Glory to the new-born King ! 
Peace on earth, and mercy mild ; 
God and sinners reconciled." 

2 Joyful, all ye nations, rise ; 
Join the triumphs of the skies ; 
"With the angelic hosts proclaim, 
" Christ is born in Bethlehem." 

3 Mild he lays his glory by ; 
Born that man no more may die ; 
Born to raise the sons of earth ; 
Born to give them second birth. 

4 Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace ! 
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness ! 
Light and life to all he brings, 

Risen with healing in his wings. 

5 Let us then with angels sing, 

" Glory to the new-born King ! — 
Peace on earth and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled." 

293 c.jc 

BEHOLD, where, in a mortal form, 
Appears each grace divine ! 
The virtues, all in Jesus met, 
With mildest radiance shine. 

2 To spread the rays of heavenly light, 

To give the mourner joy, 
To preach glad tidings to the poor, 
Was his divine employ. 

3 'Mid keen reproach and cruel scorn, 

He meek and patient stood ; 
His foes, ungrateful, sought his life, 
Who labored for their good. 






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In the last hour of deep distress, 

Before his Father's throne, 
With soul resigned he bowed and said, — 

" Thy will, not mine, be done ! " 

Be Christ our pattern, and our guide, 

His image may we bear ; 
Oh ! may we tread his holy steps, — 

His joy and glory share. 



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294 c.m. 

PILGRIM through this lonely world, 
The blessed Saviour passed ; 
A mourner all his life was he, 
A dying Lamb at last. 

2 That tender heart that felt for all, 

For all its life-blood gave ; 
It found on earth no resting-place, 
Save only in the grave 

3 Such was our Lord ; and shall we fear 

The cross, with all its scorn 2 
Or love a faithless evil world, 
That wreathed his brow with thorn ? 

4 Xo ! facing all its frowns or smiles, 

Like him, obedient still, 
We homeward press thro' storm or calm, 
To Zion' s blessed hill. 

295 * Peter 2 ■ ?/ " - • C. . If. 

"TTTHAT grace, O Lord, and beauty shone 

V V Around thy steps below ; 
What patient love was seen in all 

Thy life and death of woe. 

2 For, ever on thy burdened heart 
A weight of sorrow hung ; 
Wet no ungentle, murmuring word 
Escaped thy silent tongue. 



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3 Thy* foes might hate, despise, revile, 

Thy friends unfaithful prove ; 
Unwearied in forgiveness still, 
Thy heart could only love. 

4 Oh, give us hearts to love like thee ! 

Like thee, Lord, to grieve 
Far more for others' sins than all 
The wrongs that we receive 

5 One with thyself, may every eye. 

In us, thy brethren, see 
The gentleness and grace that spring 
From union, Lord ! with thee. 

296 cm. 

JESUS ! thy love shall we forget, 
And never bring to mind 
The grace that paid our hopeless debt, 
And bade us pardon find \ 

2 Shall we thy life of grief forget, 

Thy fasting and thy prayer ; 
Thy locks with mountain vapors wet, 
To save us from despair \ 

3 G-ethsemane can we forget— 

Thy struggling agony : 
AYhen night lay dark on Olivet, 
And none to watch with thee % 

4 Our sorrows and our sins were laid 

On thee, alone on thee : 
Thy precious blood our ransom paid — 
Thine all the glory be ! 

5 Life's brightest joys we may forget — 

Our kindred cease to love ; 
But he who paid our hopeless debt, 
Our constancy shall prove. 



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297 *•■** 

LORD, as to thy clear cross we flee, 
And pray to be forgiven, 
So let thy life our pattern be, 

And form our souls for heaven. 

2 Help us, through good report and ill, 

Our daily cross to bear ; 
Like thee, to do our Father s will, 
Our brother s griefs to share. 

3 Let grace our selfishness expel, 

Our earthliness refine ; 
And kindness in our bosoms dwell 
As free and true as thine. 

4 If joy shall at thy bidding fly, 

And grief s dark day come on, 
We, in our tarn, would meekly cry, 
" Father, thy will be done ! " 

5 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife, 

Forgiving and forgiven. 
Oh, may we lead the pilgrim' s life, 
And follow thee to heaven 1 

298 John u-- 6. car. 

THOU art the Way : to thee alone 
From sin and death we flee ; 
And he who would the Father seek, 
Must seek him, Lord, by thee. 

2 Thou art the Truth : thy word alone 

True wisdom can impart ; 
Thou only canst instruct the mind, 
And purify the heart. 

3 Thou art the Life : the rending tomb 

Proclaims thy conquering arm ; 
And those who put their trust in thee 
Xor death nor hell shall harm. 



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4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life : 
Grant us to know that Way ; 
That Truth to keep, that Life to win, 
Which leads to endless day. 

299 z*e- 

Y dear Redeemer, and my Lord, 
I read my duty in thy word , 
But in thy life the law appears, 
Drawn out in living characters. 



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2 Such was thy truth, and such thy zeal, 
Such deference to thy Father's will, 
Such love, and meekness so divine, 

I would transcribe and make them mine. 

3 Cold mountains and the midnight air 
Witnessed the fervor of thy prayer ; 
The desert thy temptations knew, 
Thy conflict and thy victory too. 

4 Be thou my pattern ; make me bear 
More of thy gracious image here ; 

Then God, the Judge, shall own my name 
Among the followers of the Lamb. 



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AKE us, by thy transforming grace, 
Dear Saviour, daily more like thee ! 
Thy fair example may we trace, 
To teach us what we ought to be ! 



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2 To do thy heavenly Father's will 

Was thy employment and delight ; 
Humility and holy zeal 

Shone through thy life divinely bright. 

3 But ah ! how blind ! how weak we are ! 

How frail ! how apt to turn aside ! 
Lord, we depend upon thy care, 
And ask thy Spirit for our guide. 



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/ Timothy / .• f5, T;. M. 

NOT to condemn the sons of men, 
Did Christ, the Son of God, appear ; 
No weapons in his hands are seen, 
No flaming sword, nor thunder there. 

Such was the pity of our God, 

He loved the race of man so well, 
He sent his Son to bear our load 

Of sins, and save our souls from hell. 

Sinners, believe the Saviour's word ; 

Trust in his mighty name, and live : 
A thousand joys his lips afford, 

His hands a thousand blessings give. 

Malt. // .• 2S. Z* M, 

HOW sweetly flowed the gospel sound 
From lips of gentleness and grace, 
When listening thousands gathered round, 
And joy and gladness filled the place ! 

From heaven he came, of heaven he spoke, 
To heaven he led his followers' way ; 

Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke, 
Un vailing an immortal day. 

"Come, wanderers, to my Father's home, 
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest : " 

Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come, 
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest ! 

Decay then, tenements of dust ; 

Pillars of earthly pride, decay : 
A nobler mansion waits the just, 

And Jesus has prepared the way. 

NOW be my heart inspired to sing 
The glories of my Saviour King, — 
Jesus the Lord ; how heavenly fair 
His form ! how bright his beauties are ! 



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2 O'er all the sons of human race, 
He shines with a superior grace : 
Love from his lips divinely flows, 
And blessings all his state compose. 

3 Thy throne, O God, forever stands ; 
Grace is the sceptre in thy hands ; 
Thy laws and works are just and right ; 
Justice and grace are thy delight. 

4 God, thine own God, has richly shed 
His oil of gladness on thy head ; 
And with his sacred Spirit blessed, 
His first-born Son above the rest. 

304 *> >m 

1 TOW beauteous were the marks divine, 
XI That in thy meekness used to shine, 
That lit thy lonely pathway, trod 
In wondrous love, O Son of God ! 

2 Oh, who like thee, so calm, so bright, 
So pure, so made to live in light \ 
Oh, who like thee did ever go 

So patient through a world of woe ? 

3 Oh, who like thee, so humbly bore 
The scorn, the scoffs of men, before X 
So meek, forgiving, godlike, high, 
So glorious in humility \ 

4 Ev'n death, which sets the prisoner free, 
AVas pang, and scoff, and scorn to thee ; 
Yet love through all thy torture glowed, 
And mercy with thy life-blood flowed. 

5 Oh, in thy light be mine to go, 
Illuming all my way of woe ! 
And give me ever on the road 

To trace thy footsteps, Son of God. 



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305 L - M - 

"TTTHEN, like a stranger on our sphere, 

VV The lowly Jesus wandered here, 
Where'er he went, affliction fled, 
And sickness reared her fainting head. 

2 The eye that rolled in irksome night, 
Beheld his face, — for God is light ; 
The opening ear, the loosened tongue, 
His precepts heard, his praises sung. 

3 With "bounding steps the halt and lame, 
To hail their great Deliverer came ; 
O'er the cold grave he bowed his head, 
He spake the word, and raised the dead. 

4 Despairing madness, dark and wild, 
In his inspiring presence smiled ; 
The storm of horror ceased to roll, 
And reason lightened through the soul. 

5 Through paths of loving-kindness led, 
Where Jesus triumphed we would tread ; 
To all, with willing hands dispense 

The gifts of our benevolence. 

306 Luke 22: 13. Z.M. 

'HP IS midnight; and on Olive's brow 
-L The star is dimmed that lately shone : 

'Tis midnight ; in the garden, now, 
The suffering Saviour prays alone. 

2 'T is midnight ; and from all removed, 
The Saviour wrestles lone with fears ; 
Ev'n that disciple whom he loved 
Heeds not his Master' s grief and tears. 

3 'T is midnight ; and for others' guilt 

The Man of Sorrows weeps in blood ; 
Yet he that hath in anguish knelt 
Is not forsaken by his God. 



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4 'Tis midnight ; and from ether-plains 
Is borne the song that angels know ; 
Unheard by mortals are the strains 
That sweetly soothe the Saviour's woe. 

307 Psalm 69. Z.M. 

EEP in our hearts let us record 
The deeper sorrows of our Lord ; 
Behold the rising billows roll. 
To overwhelm his holy soul ! 

2 Yet, gracious God, thy power and love 
Have made the curse a blessing prove : 
Those dreadful sufferings of thy Son 
Atoned for crimes which we had done. 

3 Oh, for his sake, our guilt forgive, 
And let the mourning sinner live ! 
The Lord will hear us in his name, 
Nor shall our hope be turned to shame. 

303 Matt. 20 : 88. Z. M, 

SUFFERING Friend of human-kind ! 
How, as the fatal hour drew near 
Came thronging on thy holy mind 
The images of grief and fear ! 

2 Gethsemane' s sad midnight scene, 

The faithless friends, the exulting foes, 
The thorny crown, the insult keen, 
The scourge, the cross, before thee rose. 

3 Onward, like thee, thro' scorn and dread, 

May we our Father's call obey, 
Steadfast the path of duty tread, 
And rise, through death, to endless day. 

309 John 19: 30. Z.M, 

" ?r I ^ IS finished ! " — so the Saviour cried, 
-L And meekly bowed his head and died : 
" 'T is finished ! " — yes, the race is run, 
The battle fought, the victory won. 



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SUFFJSHlNGS AND DEATH, 7 ft 7 

2 'Tis finished ! — all that heaven foretold 
By prophets in the days of old ; 

And truths are opened to our view 
That kings and prophets never knew. 

3 'T is finished ! — Son of God, thy power 
Hath triumphed in this awful hour ; 
And yet our eyes with sorrow see 
That life to ns was death to thee. 

4 'Tis finished ! — let the joyful sound 

Be heard through all the nations round ; 
'T is finished ! — let the triumph rise, 
And swell the chorus of the skies. 

Matt. 27: 48. Z.M. 

IHROM Calvary a cry was heard — 
A bitter and heart-rending cry ; 
My Saviour ! every mournful word 
Bespoke thy soul's deep agony. 

2 A horror of great darkness fell 

On thee, thou spotless, holy One ! 
And all the eager hosts of hell 

Conspired to tempt God's only Son. 

3 The scourge, the thorns, the deep disgrace — 

These thou could' st bear, nor once repine ; 
But when Jehovah vailed his face, 
Unutterable pangs were thine. 

4 Let the dumb world its silence break ; 

Let pealing anthems rend the sky ; 
Awake, my sluggish soul, awake ! 
He died, that we might never die. 

Isaiah 53 : l-O. -£. •#/". 

JESUS, whom angel hosts adore, 
Became a man of griefs for me ; 
In love, though rich, becoming poor, 
That I through him enriched might be. 



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2 Though Lord of all, above, below, 
He went to Olivet for me : 
There drank my cup of wrath and woe, 
When bleeding in Gethsemane. 



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3 The ever-blessed Son of God 
Went up to Calvary for me ; 
There paid my debt, there bore my load, 
In his own body on the tree. 

* 4 Jesus, whose dwelling is the skies, 

Went down into the grave for me ; 
There overcame my enemies, 
There won the glorious victory. 

5 'T is finished all : the vail is rent, 

The welcome sure, the access free : — 
Now then, we leave our banishment, 

Father, to return to thee ! 

312 Ga/a flans G : /£. Z. M. 

~T1 THEN I survey the wondrous cross, 
V V On which the Prince of glory died, 

My richest gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2 Forbid it, Lord ! that I should boast, 

Save in the death of Christ, my God ; 
All the vain things that charm me most, 

1 sacrifice them to his blood. 

3 See, from his head, his hands, his feet, 

Sorrow and love flow mingled down ; 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown? 

4 His dying crimson, like a robe, 

Spreads o'er his body on the tree ; 
Then I am dead to all the globe, 
And all the globe is dead to me. 



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5 Were the whole realm of nature mine, 
That were a present far too small ; 
Love so amazing, so divine, 

Demands my soul, my life, my all. 

Jfatf. 27:4.5. CM, 

ALAS ! and did my Saviour Meed, 
- And did my Sovereign die % 
Would he devote that sacred head 
For such a worm as I % 

2 Was it for crimes that I had done 

He groaned upon the tree ? 
Amazing pity ! grace unknown ! 
And love beyond degree ! 

3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, 

And shut his glories in, 
When Christ, the great Creator, died 
For man, the creature's sin. 

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face 

While his dear cross appears ; 
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, 
And melt my eyes to tears. 

5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay 

The debt of love I owe ; 
Here, Lord, I give myself away, 
'Tis all that I can do. 

Mali. ?? : 50-53. C. M. 

BEHOLD the Saviour of mankind, 
Nailed to the shameful tree ! 
How vast the love that him inclined 
To bleed and die for me ! 

2 Hark ! how he groans, while nature shakes, 
And earth' s strong pillars bend ! 
The temple' s vail asunder breaks, 
The solid marbles rend. 

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3 'Tis finished ! now the ransom's paid, 

" Receive my soul I " he cries : 
See — how he "bows his sacred head ! 
He bows his head and dies. 

4 But soon he '11 break death's iron chain, 

And in full glory shine ; 
O Lamb of God ! was ever pain — 
Was ever love like thine ! 



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H ! if my soul were formed for woe. 
How would I vent my sighs ! 
Repentance should like rivers How 
From both my streaming eyes. 

2 'T was for my sins my dearest Lord 
Hung on the cursed tree, 

And groaned away a dying life 
For thee, my soul ! for thee. 

3 Oh ! how I hate these lusts of mine 
That crucified my Lord ; 

Those sins that pierced and nailed his flesh 
Fast to the fatal wood ! 

4 Yes, my Redeemer — they shall die ; 
My heart has so decreed ; 

Eor will I spare the guilty things 
That made my Saviour bleed. 

5 While with a melting, broken heart, 
My murdered Lord I view, 

I '11 raise revenge against my sins, 
And slav the murderers too. 



316 zm*e22.ef. C.jr. 

SAW One hanging on a tree. 
In agony and blood ; 
Who fixed his languid eyes on me, 
As near the cross I stood. 



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2 Sure, never, till my latest breath, 

Can I forget that look : 
It seemed to charge me with his death, 
Though not a word he spoke. 

3 Alas ! I knew not what I did, 

But now my tears are vain ; 
Where shall my trembling soul be hid, 
For I the Lord have slain ! 

4 A second look he gave, that said, 

" I freely all forgive : 
This blood is for thy ransom paid ; 
I die that thou may'st live." 

5 Thus while his death my sin displays 

In all its blackest hue, 
Such is the mystery of grace, 
It seals my pardon too ! 

317 Romans 5 : S. C, Jlf» 

THOU, O my Jesus, thou didst me 
Upon the cross embrace ; 
For me didst bear the nails and spear, 
And manifold disgrace ; — 

2 And griefs and torments numberless, 

And sweat of agony, 
Yea, death itself ; and all for one 
That was thine enemy. 

3 Then, why, O blessed Jesus Christ, 

Should I not love thee well ? 
Not for the hope of winning heaven, 
Nor of escaping hell ;— 

4 Not with the hope of gaining aught, 

Not seeking a reward ; 
But as thyself hast loved me, 
ever-loving Lord ! 



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5 Ev'n so I love thee, and will love, 
And in tliy praise will sing ; 
Solely because thou art my God, 
And my eternal King. 

318 c.m. 



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OW condescending- and how kind 
Was God's eternal Son ! 
Our misery reached his heavenly mind, 
And pity brought him down. 

He sunk beneath our heavy woes, 

To raise us to his throne ; 
There 's ne'er a gift his hand bestows, 

But cost his heart a groan. 

This was compassion, like a God, 
That when the Saviour knew 

The price of pardon was his blood, 
His pity ne'er withdrew. 

Now, though he reigns exalted high, 

His love is still as great ; 
Well he remembers Calvary, 

Nor let his saints forget. 



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O to dark Gethsemane, 
Ye that feel the tempter's power ; 
Your Redeemer's conflict see, 

Watch with him one bitter hour ; 
Turn not from his griefs away, 
Learn of Jesus Christ to pray. 

Follow to the judgment-hall ; 

View the Lord of life arraigned ; 
Oh, the wormwood and the gall ! 

Oil, the pangs his soul sustained ! 
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss ; 
Learn of him to bear the cross. 



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Calvary's mournful mountain climb ; 

There, adoring at his feet, 
Mark that miracle of time, 

God' s own sacrifice complete : 
"It is finished, 1 ' hear him cry ;— 
Learn of Jesus Christ to die. 
Early hasten to the tomb, 

A V here they laid his breathless clay ; 
All is solitude and gloom, 

Who hath taken him away \ 
Christ is risen ; — he meets our eyes ; 
Saviour, teach us so to rise ! 

329 Matt. 26 : 36-16. C. _Z. M. 

E knelt, the Saviour knelt and prayed, 
When but his Father's eye 
Looked thro' the lonely garden's shade, 

On that dread agony ; 
The Lord of all above, beneath, 
Was bowed with sorrow unto death. 

The sun set in a fearful hour, 

The skies might well grow dim, 
When this mortality had power 

So to o'ershadow him ! 
That he who gave man's breath, might know 
The very depths of human woe. 
He knew them all ; the doubt, the strife, 

The faint, perplexing dread, 
The mists that hang o'er parting life, 

All darkened round his head ; 
And the Deliverer knelt to pray ; — 
Yet passed it not, that cup, away. 
It passed not, though the stormy wave 

Had sunk beneath his tread ; 
It passed not, tho' to him the grave 

Had yielded up its dead : 
But there was sent him from on high 
A gift of strength for man to die. 



17J ^ cHftisr. 

5 And was his mortal hour beset 

With anguish and dismay % 
How may we meet our conflict yet 

In the dark, narrow way ? 
How but thro' him, that path who trod % 
Save or we perish, Son of God ! 

321 John Uj :5 - z - M . 

BEHOLD the Man ! How glorious he ! 
Before his foes he stands unawed, 
And without wrong or blasphemy, 
He claims equality with God. 

2 Behold the Man ! by all condemned, 

Assaulted b # y a host of foes, 
His person and his claims contemned, 
A man of sufferings and of woes. 

3 Behold the Man ! he stands alone ; 

His foes are ready to devour ; 
Not one of all his friends will own 
Their Master in this trying hour. 

4 Behold the Man ! So weak he seems, 

His awful word inspires no fear ; 
But soon must he who now blasphemes 
Before his j udgment seat appear. 

5 Behold the Man ! Though scorned below, 

He bears the greatest name above ; 
- The angels at his footstool bow, 
And all his royal claims approve. 

322 john uj : 3o - 8s > 7s & &*• 

HARK ! the voice of love and mercy 
Sounds aloud from Calvary ; 
See ! — it rends the rocks asunder — 
Shakes the earth — and vails the sky : 

u It is finished!"— 
Hear the dying Saviour cry. 



S UFI E &IJV G 8 a±JV /) /) ETA Til. _[75 

"It is finished ! " — oh, what pleasure 
Do these charming words afford ! 

Heavenly blessings, without measure, 
Flow to us through Christ, the Lord : 

" It is finished!"— 
Saints ! the dying words record. 

Tune your harps anew, ye seraphs ! 

Join to sing the pleasing theme : 
All in earth and heaven, uniting, 

Join to praise Immanuel' s name ; 
Hallelujah ! — 

Glory to the bleeding Lamb ! 

323 ■***• ** • *7- z - M - 

HEN power divine, in mortal form, 
Hushed with a word the raging storm, 
In soothing 1 accents Jesus said — 
"Lo ! it is I ; be not afraid." 



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2 Blest be the voice that breathes from heaven, 
To every heart in sunder riven, 
When love, and joy, and hope are fled — 
i ' Lo ! it is I ; be not afraid." 

3 And when the last dread hour is come, 
While shuddering nature waits her doom, 
This voice shall call the pious dead — 
" Lo ! it is I ; be not afraid." 

324 *>-«*i 

ARKLY rose the guilty morning 
When, the Prince of Glory scorning, 
Raged the fierce Jerusalem : 
See the Christ, his cross up-bearing ! 
See him, mocked and stricken, wearing 
The thorn-platted diadem ! 

Not the crowd, whose cries assailed him, 
Not the hands, that rudely nailed him. 
Slew him on the cursed tree • 



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176 cimisr. 

Ours the sin, from heaven that called him ! 
Ours the sin, whose burden galled him, 
In the sad Gethsemane ! 

3 In our wealth and tribulation, 
By thy precious cross and passion, 

By thy blood and agony, 
By thy glorious resurrection, 
By thy Holy Ghost' s protection, — 

Make us thine eternally ! 

325 • Wait. 2? : 2G. <P. Jf. 

irr\ WAS the day when God's Anointed 
J- Died for us the death appointed, 

Bleeding on the dreadful cross ; 
Day of darkness, day of terror, 
Deadly fruit of ancient error, 

Nature's fall, and Eden's loss ! 

2 Haste, prepare the bitter chalice ! 
Gentile hate and Jewish malice 

Lift the royal Victim high ; 
Like the serpent, wonder-gifted, 
Which the prophet once uplifted, 

For a sinful world to die. 

3 Conscious of the deed unholy, 
Nature' s pulses beat more slowly, 

And the sun his light denied ; 
Darkness wrapped the sacred city, 
And the earth with fear and pity 

Trembled, when the Just One died ! 

4 It is finished, Man of sorrows I 
From thy cross our nature borrows 

Strength to bear and conquer thus : 
While exalted there we view thee, 
Mighty Sufferer, draw us to thee, 

Sufferer victorious 1 



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5 Not in vain for us uplifted, 
Man of sorrows, wonder-gifted, 
May that sacred symbol be ; 
Eminent amid the ages, 
Guide of heroes and of sages, 
May it guide us still to thee. 



326 **»*■ 92. Z. M. 

OW let oar mournful songs record 
The dying sorrows of our Lord, 
"When he complained in tears and blood, 
Like one forsaken of his God. 



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2 But God, his Father, heard his cry — 
Raised from the dead, he reigns on high ; 
The nations learn his righteousness, 
And humble sinners taste his grace. 

327 ^"*« ^ ' *?• Z. M. 

HE dies ! — the friend of sinners dies ; 
Lo ! Salem' s daughters weep around ; 
A solemn darkness vails the skies ; 

A sudden trembling shakes the ground. 

2 Here' s love and grief beyond degree : 

The Lord of glory dies for men ; 
But lo ! what sudden joys we see, 
Jesus, the dead, revives again. 

3 The rising God forsakes the tomb ; 

Up to his Father' s court he flies ; 
Cherubic legions guard him home, 
And shout him welcome to the skies. 

4 Break off your tears, ye saints, and tell 

How- high our great Deliverer reigns ; 
Sing how he spoiled the hosts of hell, 
And led the tyrant Death in chains. 



27S CM2IST. 

5 Say — live forever, glorious King, 

Born to redeem, and strong to save ! 
Where now, O Death, where is thy sting % 
And where thy victor}', boasting Grave ? 

328 **** ' •' //• B. M. 

COME, every pious heart, 
That loves the Saviour's name, 
Your noblest powers exert 
To celebrate his fame: 



The debt of love 
To him you owe. 



Tell all above, 
And all below, 

He left his starry crown, 
And laid his robes aside ; 

On wings of love came down, 
And wept, and bled, and died : 



What he endured, 
~No tongue can tell, 



To save our souls 
From death and hell. 



3 From the dark grave lie rose — 
The mansion of the dead ; 
And thence his mighty foes 
In glorious triumph led ; 



Up through the sky 
The conqueror rode 

From thence he'll quickly come 
His chariot will not stay — 

And bear our spirits home 
To realms of endless day : 



And reigns on high, 
The Saviour-God. 



And ever be 
In his embrace. 



There shall we see 
His lovely face, 

329 z>™*>» 'ts- ■&- M - 

YE tribes of Adam, join 
With heaven, and earth, and seas, 
And offer notes divine 
To your Creator' s praise : 
Ye holy throng In worlds of light, 

Of angels bright, I Begin the song. 



K ES V n S E C // &JV siJV& si 8 C EJVSZOJV. } y Q 

Thou sun, with, dazzling rays, 

And moon, that rul'st the night, 
Shine to your Maker' s praise, 

With stars of twinkling light : 
His power declare, And clouds that fly 



Ye floods on high, 

The shining worlds above 

In glorious order stand ; 
Or in swift courses move, 

By his supreme command : 



In empty air. 



He spake the word, 
And all their frame 
Let all the nations fear 

The God that rules above ; 
He brings his people near, 

And makes them taste his love 



From nothing came, 
To praise the Lord ! 



While earth and sky 
Attempt his praise, 



His saints shall raise 
His honors high. 



330 Znte *■ • '*• &' M ' 

BLOW ye the trumpet, blow ! 
The gladly solemn sound ; 
Let all the nations know, 

To earth' s remotest bound, 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 
3 Exalt the Lamb of God, 
The sin-atoning Lamb ! 
Redemption by his blood, 

Through every land, proclaim : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 
3 Ye slaves of sin and hell ! 
Your liberty receive, 
And safe in Jesus dwell, 

And blest in Jesus live : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 



-[gQ CMS 1ST. 

4 The gospel trumpet hear, 

The news of pardoning grace : 
Ye happy souls, draw near ; 

Behold your Saviour's face : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

5 Jesus, our great High Priest, 

Has full atonement made ; 
Ye weary spirits, rest ; 

Ye mourning souls, be glad : 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

331 znke 2 & : *&• &- m. 

YES, the Redeemer rose ; 
The Saviour left the dead ; 
And o'er our hellish foes 
High raised his conquering head ; 



Fall to the ground, 
And sink awav. 



In wild dismay, 
The guards around 
Lo ! the angelic bands 

In full assembly meet, 
To wait his high commands, 

And worship at his feet : 
Joyful they come, Prom realms of day, 

And wing their way, | To Jesus' tomb. 
Then back to heaven they fly, 

And the glad tidings bear : 
Hark ! as they soar on high, 

What music fills the air ! 



Hath left the dead ; 
He rose to-day." 



Their anthems say : 

" Jesus who bled 

Ye mortals, catch the sound, 

Redeemed by him from hell ; 
And send the echo round 

The globe on which you dwell : 



Transported cry : 
" Jesus who bled 



Hath left the dead, 
No more to die." 



sH>o£*riojv. 281 



5 All hail, triumphant Lord, 

Who sav'st us with thy "blood ! 
Wide he thy name adored, 
Thou rising, reigning God ! 



With thee we rise, 
With thee we reign, 



And empires gain 
Beyond the skies. 



332 Thilipptang 4 .• 4- &• M". 

EEJOICE ! the Lord is King— 
Your God and King adore ; 
Mortals, give thanks and sing, 

And triumph evermore : 
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice : 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice. 

2 His kingdom cannot fail, 

He rules o'er earth and heaven, 
The keys of death and hell 

Are to our Jesus given ; 
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice : 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice. 

3 He all his foes shall quell, 

Shall all our sins destroy, 
And every bosom swell 

W T ith pure seraphic joy : 
Lift up the heart, lift up the voice : 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints, rejoice. 

4 Rejoice in glorious hope ! 

Jesus, the Judge, shall come, 
And take his servants up 

To their eternal home : 
We soon shall hear the archangel's voice, 
The trump of God shall sound, Rejoice ! 

333 iPsalm 24.. Z*M. 

OUR Lord is risen from the dead, 
Our Jesus is srone up on high ; 
The powers of hell are captive led, 
Dragged to the portals of the sky. 



Z88 C1T2IST. 

2 There his triumphal chariot waits, 
And angels chant the solemn lay : — 
"Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates ! 
Ye everlasting doors ! give way." 

3 Loose all your bars of massy light, 
And wide unfold the ethereal scene : 
He claims those mansions as his right ; 
Receive the King of glory in. 

4 "Who is the King of glory — who I 
The Lord who all our foes o'ercame ; 
Who sin, and death, and hell o'erthrew ; 
And Jesus is the conqueror s name. 

5 Lo ! his triumphal chariot waits. 
And angels chant the solemn lay : — 

' 'Lift up your heads, ye heavenly gates ! 
Ye everlasting doors ! give way." 

6 Who is the King of glory — who ( 

The Lord of boundless power possessed ; 
The King of saints and angels, too, 
God over all, forever blessed. 



334 Ber. 5.-/2. Z..U. 

'^"ORTHY the Lamb of boundless sway. 
In earth or heaven the Lord of all ; 
Let all the powers of earth obey. 
And low before his footstool fall. 



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2 Higher, still higher, swell the strain ; 
Creation' s voice, the note prolong ; 
Jesus, the Lamb, shall ever reign ; 
Let hallelujahs crown the song. 



335 z,jr. 

"THAT equal honors shall we bring- 
To thee, O Lord our God. the Lamb, 
TYlien all the notes that angels sing, 
Are far inferior to thy name 1 



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.-; /jo nA /•/ </.\\ 2 8 J 

2 Worthy is he that once was slain, 

The Prince of peace that groaned and died, 
Worthy to rise and live, and reign, 
At his almighty Father's side. 

3 Honor immortal must be paid 

Instead of scandal and of scorn ; 
While glory shines around his head, 
And a bright crown without a thorn. 

4 Blessings forever on the Lamb, 

Who bore the curse for wretched men : 
Let angels sound his sacred name, 
And every creature say, Amen ! 



338 s^./.s-r. z.M. 

OTV to the Lord, who makes us know 
The wonders of his dying love, 
Be humble honors paid below, 
And strains of nobler praise above. 



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2 'T was he who cleansed our foulest sins, 

And washed us in his precious blood ; 
"lis he who makes us priests and kings, 
And brings us rebels near to God. 

3 To Jesus, our atoning Priest, 

To Jesus, our eternal King, 
Be everlasting power confessed ! 
Let every tongue his glory sing. 

4 Behold ! on flying clouds he comes, 

And every eye shall see him move ; 

Tho' with our sins we pierced him once, 

He now displays his pardoning love. 

5 The unbelieving world shall wail, 

While we rejoice to see the day ; 
Come, Lord ! nor let thy promise fail, 
Nor let thy chariot long delay. 



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337 &ev. 5: 9-13. Z . Jf. 

COME, let us sing the song of songs — 
The saints in heaven began the strain — 
The homage which to Christ belongs : 
" Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain ! " 

2 Slain to redeem us by his blood, 

To cleanse from every sinful stain. 
And make us kings and priests to God — 
" Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain ! " 

3 To him who suffered on the tree, 

Our souls, at his soul's price, to gain, 
Blessing, and praise, and glory be : 

" Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain ! " 

4 To him, enthroned by filial right, 

All power in heaven and earth proclaim, 
Honor, and majesty, and might : 

" Worthy the Lamb, for lie was slain ! " 

5 Long as we live, and when we die, 

And while in heaven with him we reign ; 
This song, our song of songs shall be : 
" Worthy the Lamb, for he was slain ! " 

338 S>hil.2:e. Z.M. 

BRIGHT King of Glory, dreadful God ! 
Our spirits bow before thy feet : 
To thee we lift an humble thought, 
And worship at thine awful seat. 

2 A thousand seraphs strong and bright 

Stand round the glorious Deity : 

But who, among those sons of light, 

Pretends comparison with thee \ 

3 Yet there is One of human frame, 

Jesus, arrayed in flesh and blood, 
Thinks it no robbery to claim 
A full equality with God. 



ADOKsH'IOJr. j[g£ 



4 Then let the name of Christ our King 
With equal honors be adored ; 
His praise let every angel sing 
And all the nations own the Lord. 



CM. 



ALL hail the power of Jesus' name ! 
- Let angels prostrate fall ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

2 Crown him, ye martyrs of our God, 

Who from his altar call ; 
Extol the stem of Jesse's rod, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

3 Ye chosen seed of Israel' s race, 

Ye ransomed from the fall ; 
Hail him, who saves you by his grace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

4 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall ; 
Go, spread your trophies at his feet, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

5 Let every kindred, every tribe, 

On this terrestrial ball, 
To him all majesty ascribe, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

6 Oh ! that with yonder sacred throng, 

We at his feet may fall ; 
We'll join the everlasting song, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

Ser. 5 : G-W. C. M. 

I) EHOLD the glories of the Lamb, 
-J Amid his Father' s throne ; 
Prepare new honors for his name, 
And songs before unknown. 



186 



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2 Let elders worship at his feet, 

The church adore around, 
With vials full of odors sweet, 

And harps of sweeter sound. 

3 Now to the Lamb that once was slain, 

Be endless blessings paid ! 
Salvation, glory, joy remain 
Forever on thy head ! 

4 Thou hast redeemed our souls with blood, 

Hast set the prisoners free, 
Hast made us kings and priests to Gcd, 
And we shall reign with thee. 



H 



341 JEph.l:8, CAT. 

OSAXXA to the Prince of light, 
That clothed himself in clay ; 
Entered the iron gates of death, 
And tore the bars away. 

2 See how the Conqueror mounts aloft, 

And to his Father flies, 
With scars of honor in his flesh, 
And triumph in his eves. 

3 Eaise your devotion, mortal tongues, 

To reach his blest abode ; 
Sweet be the accents of your songs 
To our incarnate God. 

4 Bright angels ! strike your loudest strings, 

Your sweetest voices raise ; 
Let heaven, and all created things, 
Sound our Immanuei's praise. 

342 &er.5:/2. r.J[. 

CONNIE, let us join our cheerful songs 
With angels round the throne ; 
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, 
But all their joys are one. 



A /> 'Rsi ■/'/ o.w ±gy 

2 "Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, 

"To be exalted thus!" 
" Worthy the Lamb I" our lips reply, 
"For lie was slain for us." 

3 Jesus is worthy to receive 

Honor and power divine ; 
And blessings, more than we can give, 
Be, Lord, forever thine ! 

4 Let all that dwell above the sky, 

And air, and earth, and seas, 
Conspire to lift thy glories high, 
And speak thine endless praise. 

5 The whole creation join in one, 

To bless the sacred name 
Of him who sits upon the throne, 
And to adore the Lamb ! 



Hebrews 2 : 9. C. 3€, 

THE head that once was crowned with thorns, 
Is crowned with glory now ; 
A royal diadem adorns 
The mighty Victor' s brow. 

2 The highest place that heaven affords, 

Is his by sovereign right ; 
The King of kings, the Lord of lords, 
He reigns in glory bright ; — 

3 The joy of all who dwell above, 

The joy of all below, 
To whom he manifests his love, 
And grants his name to know. 



4 To them the cross with all its shame, 
With all its grace, is given ; 
Their name — an everlasting name, 
Their joy— the joy of heaven. 



2SS amisT. 

5 To them the cross is life and health, 
Tho and death to him : 

His people s hope, his people' s wealth, 
Their everlasting theme. 

344 c. m. 

OH ! for a shout of sacred joy 
To God, the sovereign Kino- ; 
Let all the lands their tongues employ, 
And hymns of triumph sing. 

2 Jesus, our God, ascends on high ; 

His heavenly guards around 
Attend him rising through the sky, 
With trumpets' joyful sound. 

3 "While angels shout and praise their King, 

Let mortals learn their strains ; 
Let all the earth his honor sing ; — 
O'er all the earth he reigns. 

4 Rehearse his praise, with awe profound ; 

Let knowledge lead the song : 
Nor mock him with a solemn sound 
Upon a thoughtless tongue. 



M 



345 Cant. S : fO-fG. C. .If. 

AJESTIC sweetness sits enthroned 
Upon the Saviour's "brow ; 
His head with radiant glories crowned, 
His lips with grace o'erflow. 

Xo mortal can with him compare, 

Among the sons of men ; 
Fairer is he than all the fair 

That fill the heavenly train. 

He saw me plunged in deep distress, 
He fk w to my relief: 

ne he bore the shameful cross, 
And carried all my grief. 



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4 To him I owe my life and breath, 

And all the joys I have ; 
He makes me triumph over death, 

He saves me from the grave. 

5 To heaven, the place of his abode, 

He brings my weary feet ; 
Shows me the glories of my God, 
And makes my joy complete. 

6 Since from his bounty I receive 

Such proofs of love divine, 
Had I a thousand hearts to give, 
Lord ! they should all be thine. 



THE Saviour ! oh, what endless charms 
Dwell in the blissful sound ! 
Its influence every fear disarms, 
And spreads sweet comfort round. 

2 The almighty Former of the skies 

Stooped to our vile abode ; 
"While angels viewed with wondering eyes 
And hailed the incarnate God. 

3 Oh ! the rich depths of love divine ! 

Of bliss a boundless store ! 
Dear Saviour, let me call thee mine ; 
I cannot wish for more. 

4 On thee alone my hope relies, 

Beneath thy cross I fall ; 
My Lord, my Life, my Sacrifice, 
My Saviour, and my All ! 



CM. 



CM. 



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H ! for a thousand tongues to sing 



My dear Redeemer' s praise ! 
The glories of my God and King, 
The triumphs of his grace ! 



2 go cms 1ST. 

2 My gracious Master and my God ! 

Assist me to proclaim, 
To spread, through all the earth abroad, 
The honors of thy name. 

3 Jesus— the name that calms my fears, 

That "bids my sorrows cease ; 
'T is music to my ravished ears ; 
'T is life, and health, and peace. 

4 He breaks the power of reigning sin, 

He sets the prisoner free ; 
His blood can make the foulest clean ; 
His blood availed for me. 



i 



348 j ° b Uj •' 25 - G * •** 

KXOW that my Redeemer lives, 
And ever prays for me : 
A token of his love he gives, 
A pledge of liberty. 

2 I find him lifting up my head ; 

He brings salvation near : 
His presence makes me free indeed, 
And he will soon appear. 

3 He wills that I should holy be : 

What can withstand his will I 
The counsel of his grace in me, 
He surely shall fulfill. 

4 Jesus, I hang upon thy word : 

I steadfastly believe 
Thou wilt return, and claim me, Lord, 
And to thyself receive. 

349 c. jr. 

HE, who on earth as man was known, 
And bore our sins and pains, ~ 
Now, seated on tli' eternal throne 
The Lord of glory reigns. 



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101 



2 His hands the wheels of nature guide 

With an unerring skill ; 
And countless worlds, extended wide, 
Obey his sovereign will. 

3 While harps unnumbered sound his praise 

In yonder world above, 
His saints on earth admire his ways, 
And glory in his love. 

4 When troubles, like a burning sun, 

Beat heavy on their head ; 

To this almighty rock they run, 

And find a pleasing shade. 

5 How glorious he — how happy they, 

In such a glorious friend ! 
Whose love secures them all the way, 
And crowns them at the end. 

JTed, 4 •• n-te. c. M. 

CIOME, let us join our songs of praise 
^ To our ascended Priest ; 
He entered heaven with all our names 
Engraven on his breast. 

2 Below he washed our guilt away, 

By his atoning blood ; 
Now he appears before the throne, 
And pleads our cause with God. 

3 Clothed with our nature still, he knows 

The weakness of our frame, 
And how to shield us from the foes 
Whom he himself o'ercame. 

4 Nor time, nor distance, e' er shall quench 

The fervor of his love ; 
For us he died in kindness here 
For us he lives above. 



19% CHS 1ST. 

5 Oh ! may we ne'er forget his grace, 
Nor blush to bear his name ; 
Still may our hearts hold fast his faith — 
Our lij)s his praise proclaim. 

351 Luke 21: 31. S.Jf. 

" T I ^HE Lord is risen indeed ! " — 
-L Then is his work performed ; 
The mighty Captive now is freed, 
And death, our foe, disarmed. 

2 " The Lord is risen indeed ! " — 

He lives to die no more ; 
He lives, the sinners cause to plead, 
AT hose curse and shame he bore. 

3 " The Lord is risen indeed ! " — 

Then hell hath lost its prey : 
With him is risen the ransomed seed, 
To reign in endless day. 

4 u The Lord is risen indeed ! " — 

Attending angels ! hear ; 
Up to the courts of heaven, with speed 
The joyful tidings bear. 

5 Then wake your golden lyres. 

And strike each cheerful chord ; 
Join, all ye bright, celestial choirs ! 
To sing our risen Lord. 

352 *« •** 

a^HOU art gone up on high, 
To mansions in the skies, 
And round thy throne unceasingly 
The songs of praise arise. 

2 But we are lingering here 

With sin and care oppressed : 
Lord ! send thy promised Comforter, 
And lead us to thy rest ! 



3 Thou art gone up on high : 

But thou didst iirst come down, 
Through earth 5 s most bitter misery 
To pass unto thy crown. 

4 And girt witli griefs and fears 

Our onward course must be ; 
But only let that path of tears 
Lead us at last to thee ! 

5 Thou art gone up on high : 

But thou shalt come again 
With all the bright ones of the sky 
Attendant in thy train. 

6 Oh, by thy saving power 

So make us live and die, 
That we may stand in that dread hour, 
At thy right hand on high ! 

ENTHRONED is Jesus now 
Upon his heavenly seat ; 
The kingly crown is on his brow, 
The saints are at his feet. 

2 They sing the Lamb of God, 

Once slain on earth for them ; 
The Lamb, through whose atoning blood 
Each wears his diadem. 

3 Thy grace, O Holy Ghost, 

Thy blessed help supply, 
That we may join that radiant host, 
Triumphant in the sky. 

John .?: /~. S*M. 

EAISE your triumphant songs 
To an immortal tune ; 
Wide let the earth resound the deeds 
Celestial grace has done. 
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2 Sing liow eternal love 

Its chief Beloved chose, 
And bade him raise our wretched race 
From their abyss of woes. 

3 His hand no thunder bears, 

No terror clothes his brow, 
No bolts to drive our guilty souls 
To fiercer flames below. 

4 'T was mercy filled the throne, 

And wrath stood silent by, 
When Christ was sent with pardons down 
To rebels doomed to die. 

3D 5 f Tim.S; ?G. S.M. 

BEYOND the starry skies, 
Far as tli' eternal hills, 
There in the boundless world of light 
Our great Redeemer dwells. 

2 Around him angels fair, 

In countless armies shine ; 
And ever, in exalted lays. 

They offer songs divine. p 

3 "Hail, Prince of life ! " they cry, 

"Whose unexampled love, 
Moved thee to quit these glorious realms 
And royalties above." 

4 And when he stooped to earth, 

And suffered rude disdain, 
They cast their honors at his feet, 
And waited in his train. 

5 They saw him on the cross, 

While darkness vailed the skies, 
And when he burst the gates of death, 
They saw the conqueror rise. 



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6 They thronged his chariot wheels. 
And bore him to his throne ; 
Then swept their golden harps and sung, — 
"The glorious work is done." 

356 Jude2# s.jf. 

TO God the only wise, 
Our Saviour and our King, 
Let all the saints "below the skies 
Their humble praises bring. 

2 'Tis his almighty love, 

His counsel and his care, 
Preserves us safe from sin and death, 
And every hurtful snare. 

3 He will present our souls, 

Unblemished and complete, 
Before the glory of his face, 
"With, joys divinely great. 

4 To our Redeemer God 

Wisdom and power belongs, 
Immortal crowns of majesty, 
And everlasting songs. 

357 IIeb - / •" °- 8s > 7s d ' ? s - 

HARK ! ten thousand harps and voices 
Sound the note of praise above ; 
Jesus reigns, and heaven rejoices ; 

Jesus reigns, the God of love : 
See, he sits on yonder throne * 
Jesus rules the world alone. 

2 King of glory! reign forever — 

Thine an everlasting crown ; 
Nothing, from thy love, shall sever 

Those whom thou hast made thine own ; — 
Happy objects of thy grace, 
Destined to behold thy face. 



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196 ciifiix r. 

3 Saviour ! hasten thine appearing ; 

Bring, oh, bring the glorious day, 
When the awful summons hearing, 

Heaven and earth shall pass away ; — 
Then, with golden harps, we'll sing, — 
" Glory, glory to our King ! " 

358 Revelation 10 : 72. 8s d' 7s. 

"AIL, thou once despised Jesus ! 
Crowned in mockery a king ! 
Thou didst suffer to release us ; 

Thou didst free salvation bring. 
Hail, thou agonizing Saviour, 

Bearer of our sin and shame ! 
By thy merits we find favor ; 
Life is given through thy name. 

2 Jesus, hail ! enthroned in glory, 

There forever to abide ; 
All the heavenly host adore thee, 

Seated at thy Father's side : 
There for sinners thou art pleading ; 

There thou dost our place prepare : 
Ever for us interceding, 

Till in glory we appear. 

3 Worship, honor, power and blessing 

Thou art worthy to receive ; 
Loudest praises, without ceasing, 

Meet it is for us to give. 
Help, ye bright angelic spirits ; 

Bring your sweetest, noblest lays ; 
Help to sing our Saviour' s merits ; 

Help to chant Immanuel' s praise. 

359 IIeb • / ~ •• *• & s & 7 s * 

LOOK, ye saints, the sight is glorious ! 
See the Man of Sorrows now 
From the fight returned victorious ; 
Every knee to him shall bow. 



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Crown the Saviour ! angels, crown him ! 

Rich the trophies Jesus brings ; 
In the seat of power enthrone him, 

Crown the Saviour King of kings I 

Sinners in derision crowned him, 

Mocking thus the Saviour' s claim ; 
Saints and angels ! crowd around him, 

Own his title, praise his name. 
Hark, those bursts of acclamation, 

Hark, those loud, triumphant chords ! 
Jesus takes the highest station ; 

King of kings, and Lord of lords ! 

360 Meb./.'S. 8s & 7s, 2). 

IGHTY God ! while angels bless thee, 
May a mortal lisp thy name ? 



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Lord of men, as well as angels ! 

Thou art every creature' s theme : 
Lord of every land and nation ! 

Ancient of eternal days ! 
Sounded through the wide creation, 

Be thy just and awful praise. 

For the grandeur of thy nature, — 

Grand, beyond a seraph's thought ; 
For the wonders of creation, 

Works with skill and kindness wrought 
For thy providence, that governs 

Through thine empire' s wide domain, 
Wings an angel, guides a sparrow ; 

Blessed be thy gentle reign. 

For thy rich, thy free redemption, 

Bright, tho' vailed in darkness long ; 
Thought is poor, and poor expression ; 

Who can sing that wondrous song % 
Brightness of the Father's glory ! 

Shall thy praise unuttered lie ? 
Break, my tongue ! such guilty silence, 

Sing the Lord who came to die : — 



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4 From the highest throne of glory, 

To the cross of deepest woe, 
Came to ransom guilty captives ! — 

Flow, my praise ! forever flow : 
Re-ascend, immortal Saviour ! 

Leave thy footstool, take thy throne ; 
Thence return and reign forever ;— 

Be the kingdom all thine own ! 



361 8s&7s,V. 

CROWN" his head with endless blessing, 
Who, in God the Father's name, 
With compassions never ceasing, 

Comes salvation to proclaim. 
Hail, ye saints, who know his favor, 

Who within his gates are found ; 
Hail, ye saints, the exalted Saviour, 
Let his courts with praise resound. 

2 Lo, Jehovah, we adore thee ; 

Thee our Saviour ! thee our God ! 
From his throne his beams of glory 

Shine through all the world abroad. 
In his word his light arises, 

Brightest beams of truth and grace ; 
Bind, oh, bind your sacrifices, 

In his courts your offerings place. 

3 Jesus, thee our Saviour hailing, 

Thee our God in praise we own ; 
Highest honors, never failing, 

Rise eternal round thy throne ; 
Now, ye saints, his power confessing, 

In your grateful strains adore ; 
For his mercy, never ceasing, 

Flows, and flows forevermore. 



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362 Beb. 7:25. Ssd-7s. 

CHRIST, above all glory seated ! 
King eternal, strong to save ! 
To thee, Death, by death defeated, 
Triumph high and glory gave. 

2 Thou art gone, where now is given, 

What no mortal might could gain : 
On the eternal throne of heaven, 
In thy Father's power to reign. 

3 There thy kingdoms all adore thee, 

Heaven above and earth below, 
While the depths of hell before thee, 
Trembling and defeated bow. 

4 We, O Lord ! with hearts adoring, 

Follow thee above the sky ; 
Hear our prayers thy grace imploring, 
Lift our souls to thee on high. 

5 So when thou again in glory 

On the clouds of heaven shalt shine, 
We thy flock shall stand before thee, 
Owned forevermore as thine. 

363 IIco./:.?. 8S&7S. 

JESUS comes, his conflict over, 
Comes to claim his great reward ; 
Angels round the victor hover, 
Crowding to behold their Lord. 

2 Yonder throne for him erected, 

Now becomes the victor' s seat ; 
Lo, the man on earth rejected ! 
Angels worship at his feet. 

3 Day and night they cry before him, — 

u Holy, holy, holy Lord ! " 
All the powers of heaven adore him ; 
All obey his sovereign word. 



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200 cjEF&isr. 

364 8s&7s. 

LORD of heaven, and earth, and ocean, 
Hear us from thy "bright abode, 
While our hearts, with true devotion, 
Own their great and gracious God. 

2 Now with joy we come before thee, 

Seek thy face, thy mercies sing ; 
Lord of life, of light, and glory, 

Guard thy church, thou heavenly King. 

3 Health and every needful blessing 

Are thy bounteous gifts alone ; 
Comforts undeserved possessing, 
Here we bend before thy throne. 

365 *•** ** •' '?' 8s d ' 7s* 

THOU Sun of glorious splendor ! 
Shine with healing in thy wing, 
Chase away these shades of darkness, 
Holy light and comfort bring. 

2 Let the heralds of salvation 

Round the world with joy proclaim 
Death and hell are spoiled and vanquished 
Through the great Immanuel' s name. 

3 Take thy power, almighty Saviour I 

Claim the nations for thine own ; 
Reign, thou Lord of life and glory, 
Till each heart becomes thy throne. 

366 Gala Hans a : /4 . 8s d' 7s. 

IN the cross of Christ I glory, 
Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; 
All the light of sacred story 

Gathers round its head sublime. 

When the woes of life o'ertake me, 

Hopes deceive, and fears annoy, 
Never shall the cross forsake me : 

Lo ! it glows with peace and joy. 






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3 When the sun of bliss is beaming 

Light and love upon my way, 
From the cross the radiance streaming, 
Adds new lustre to the day. 

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, 

By the cross are sanctified ; 
Peace is there, that knows no measure, 
Joys that through all time abide. 

5 In the cross of Christ I glory, 

Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; 
All the light of sacred story 
Gathers round its head sublime. 



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367 no wans JO .' 20. 8s & 7s t 

AVIOUR, source of every blessing, 
Tune my heart to grateful lays ; 
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 
Call for ceaseless songs of praise. 

2 Teach me some melodious measure, 
Sung by raptured saints above ; 

Fill my soul with sacred pleasure, 
While I sing redeeming love. 

3 Thou didst seek me when a stranger, 
Wandering from the fold of God ; 

Thou, to save my soul from danger, 
Didst redeem me with thy blood. 

4 By thy hand restored, defended, 
Safe through life, thus far, 

Safe, Lord, when life is ended, 
Bring me to my heavenly home. 



368 8s & 7s. 

WOULD love thee, God and Father! 
My Redeemer, and my King ! 
I would love thee ; for, without thee, 



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Life is but a bitter thing. 



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2 I would love thee ; every blessing 

Flows to me from out thy throne : 
I would love thee — he who loves thee 
Never feels himself alone. 

3 I would love thee look upon me, 

Ever guide me with thine eye : 
I would love thee ; it' not nourished 
By thy love, my soul would die. 

4 I would love thee ; may thy brightness 

Dazzle my rejoicing eyes ! 
I would love thee ; may thy goodness 
"Watch from heaven o'er all I prize. 

5 I would love thee, I have vowed it ; 

On thy love my heart is set : 
While I love thee, I can never 
My Redeemer' s blood forget. 

369 G*£4s. 

LET us awake our joys, 
Strike up with cheerful voice, 
Each creature sing — 
Angels, begin the song, 
Mortals, the strain prolong, 
In accents sweet and strong, 
"Jesus is King." 

2 Proclaim abroad his name, 
Tell of his matchless fame : 

What wonders done ! 
Shout through hell' s dark profound, 
Let all the earth resound, 
'Till heaven's high arch rebound, 

"Victory is won." 

3 All hail the glorious day, 
When through the heavenly way 

Lo, he shall come ! 
While they who pierced him wail, 
His promise shall not fail ; 
Saints, see your King prevail : 

Great Saviour, come. 



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370 «tofc 72 : 3. 6S d- 4s. 

OUND, sound tlie truth abroad ! 
Bear ye the word of God 
Through the wide world ; 
Tell what our Lord has done, 
Tell how the day is won, 
And from his lofty throne 
Satan is hurled. 
2 Ye, who forsaking all, 
At your loved Master's call, 

Comforts resign ; 
Soon will your work be done ; 
Soon will the prize be won ; 
Brighter than yonder sun 
Then shall ye shine. 

371 6r<&4s. 

EISE, glorious Conqueror, rise ; 
Into thy native skies, — 
Assume thy right : 
And where in many a fold 
The clouds are backwards rolled — 
Pass through those gates of gold, 
And reign in light ! 

2 Victor o'er death and hell ! 
Cherubic legions swell 

Thy radiant train : 
Praises all heaven inspire ; 
Each angel sweeps his lyre, 
And waves his wings of fire, — 

Thou Lamb once slain ! 

3 Enter, incarnate God ! — 

No feet but thine, have trod 

The serpent down ; 
Blow the full trumpets, blow ! 
Wider yon portals throw ! 
Saviour triumphant — go. 

And take thy crown ! 



204 cnn i st. 

4 Lion of Judah— Hail I 
And let thy name prevail 

From age to age ; 
Lord of the rolling years ; — 
Claim for thine own the spheres, 
For thon hast bought with tears 
Thy heritage 1 

372 SeP.Sc/3. Gsd'Ss. 

GLORY to God on high ! 
Let heaven and earth reply, 
" Praise ye his name I " 
His love aaid grace adore, 
Who all onr sorrows "bore ; 
Sing loud forevermore, 
" Worthy the Lamb ! " 

2 While they around the throne 
Cheerfully join in one, 

Praising his name, — 
Ye who have felt his blood 
Sealing your peace with God, 
Sound his dear name abroad, 

" Worthy the Lamb ! " 

3 Join, all ye ransomed race, 
Our Lord and God to bless : 

Praise ye his name I 
In him we will rejoice, 
And make a joyful noise, 
Shouting with heart and voice, 

" Worthy the Lamb!" 

4 Soon must we change our place. 
Yet we will never cease 

Praising his name : 
To him our songs we bring ; 
Hail him our glorious King ; 
And, through all ages sing, 

"Worthy the Lamb !" 



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200 



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373 Gsd-4s. 
ING, sing his lofty praise, 

Whom angels can not raise, 

But whom they sing ; 
Jesus, who reigns above, 
Object of angels' love, 
Jesus, whose grace we prove, 

Jesus, our King. 
Rich is the grace we sing, 
Poor is the grace we bring, 

Not as we ought ; 
But when we see his face, 
In yonder glorious place, 
Then shall we sing his grace, 
Sing without fault. 

374 ftev.5:f2. 6S&J+S. 

10ME, all ye saints of God, 
Wide through the earth abroad, 

Spread Jesus' fame : 
Tell what his love hath done ; 
Trust in his name alone ; 
Shout to his lofty throne, 

" Worthy the Lamb ! " 
Hence, gloomy doubts and fears ! 
Dry up your mournful tears ; 

Swell the glad theme : 
To Christ, our gracious King, 
Strike each melodious string ; 
Join heart and voice to sing, 

" Worthy the Lamb ! " 
Hark ! how the choirs above, 
Filled with the Saviour's love, 

Dwell on his name ! 
There, too, may we be found, 
With light and glory crowned, 
While all the heavens resound, 

"Worthy the Lamb!" 



OiO Mutt. 28 : r;. C. Z. Jf. 

HOW cairn and beautiful the mom, 
That gilds the sacred tomb, 
Where Christ the crucined was borne, 

Aud vailed in midnight gloom ! 
Oh, weep no more the Saviour slain, 
The Lord is risen, he lives again. 

2 Ye mourning saints, dry every tear 

For your departed Lord, 
" Behold the place, he is not here ! " 

The tomb is all unbarred : 
The gates of death were closed in vain, 
The Lord is risen, he lives again. 

3 lS~ow cheerful to the house of prayer, 

Your early footsteps bend ; 
The Saviour will himself be there, 

Your Advocate and Friend : 
Once by the law, your hopes were slain, 
But now in Christ, ye live again. 

376 7s, 6L 

GLORY, glory to our King ! 
Crowns unfading wreathe his head ; 
Jesus is the name we sing — 

Jesus, risen from the dead ; 
Jesus, conqu'ror o'er the grave ; 
Jesus, mighty now to save. 

2 Jesus is gone up on high, 

Angels come to meet their King ; 
Shouts triumphant rend the sky, 

While the victor' s praise they sing : 
" Open now, ye heavenly gates ! 
5 T is the King of glory waits." 

3 Xow behold him high enthroned, 

Glory beaming from his face ! 



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207 



By adoring angels owned, 

God of holiness and grace ! 
Oh, for hearts and tongues to sing 
" Glory, glory to our King ! " 

Luke 24- : -?4- JO.M. 

rp HE morning kindles all the sky, 
J- The heavens resound with anthems high, 
The shining angels as they speed, 
Proclaim, " The Lord is risen indeed ! " 

2 Vainly with rocks his tomb was barred, 
AVhile Roman guards kept watch and ward ; 
Majestic from the spoiled tomb, 

In pomp of triumph, he has come ! 

3 When the amazed disciples heard, 

Their hearts with speechless joy were stirred ; 
Their Lord's beloved face to see, 
Eager they haste to Galilee. 

4 His pierced hands to them he shows, 
His face with love' s own radiance glows ; 
They with the angels' message speed, 
And shout, u The Lord is risen indeed !" 

5 Christ, thou King compassionate ! 
Our hearts possess, on thee we wait ; 
Help us to render praises due, 

To thee the endless ages through ! 

7s. 

ANGELS ! roll the rock away ; 
- Death ! yield up thy mighty prey ; 
See ! the Saviour leaves the tomb, 
Glowing with immortal bloom. 

2 Hark ! the wondering angels raise 
Louder notes of joyful praise ; 
Let the earth' s remotest bound 
Echo with the blissful sound. 



208 CHS 1ST. 

3 Saints on earth, lift up your eyes,— 
Now to glory see him rise 

In long triumph through the sky, 
Up to waiting worlds on high. 

4 Heaven unfolds its portals wide ! 
Mighty Conqueror ! through them ride ; 
King of glory ! mount thy throne, 
Boundless empire is thine own. 

5 Powers of heaven, seraphic choirs, 
Sing, and sweep your golden lyres ; 
Sons of men, in humbler strain, 
Sing your mighty Saviour's reign. 

6 Every note with wonder swell, 
Sin o'erthrown, and captive hell ! 
Where, O death, is now thy sting? 
Where thy terrors, vanquished king \ 

379 iPsttim io . -£ • M* 

THE King of saints,— how fair his face ! 
Adorned with majesty and grace, 
He comes, with blessings from above, 
And wins the nations to his love. 

2 At his right hand, our eyes behold 
The queen, arrayed in purest gold ; 
The world admires her heavenly dress, 
Her robe of joy and righteousness. 

3 Oh ! happy hour, when thou shalt rise 
To his fair palace in the skies ; 

And all thy sons, a numerous train, 
Each, like a prince, in glory reign. 

4 Let endless honors crown his head ; 
Let every age his praises spread ; 
While we, with cheerful songs, approve 
The condescension of his love. 



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380 



209 

7s. 



HAIL the day that sees him rise, 
Glorious, to his native skies ! 
Christ, awhile to mortals given, 
Enters now the gates of heaven. 

2 There the glorious triumph waits ; 
Lift your heads, eternal gates ! 
Christ hath vanquished death and sin ; 
Take the King of glory in. 

3 See, the heaven its Lord receives ! 
Yet he loves the earth he leaves : 
Though returning to his throne, 
Still he calls mankind his own. 

4 Still for us he intercedes, 

His prevailing death he pleads ; 
Near himself prepares our place, 
Great Forerunner of our race. 

5 What, though parted from our sight, 
Far above yon starry height ; 
Thither our affections rise, 
Following him beyond the skies. 

381 z.m. 

O, worship at ImmaniiePs feet; 
See in his face what wonders meet ; 
Earth is too narrow to express 
His worth, his glory, or his grace. 

2 Nor earth, nor seas, nor sun, nor stars, 
Nor heaven, his full resemblance bears : 
His beauties we can never trace, 
Till we behold him face to face. 

3 Oh, let me climb those higher skies, 
"Where storms and darkness never rise : 
There he displays his power abroad, 
And shines, and reigns, th' incarnate God. 



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382 cm. 

A RISE, ye people, and adore, 
-ZjL Exulting strike the chord ; 
Let all the earth — from shore to shore, 
Confess th' Almighty Lord. 

2 Glad shouts aloud — wide echoing round, 
The ascending God proclaim ; 

The angelic choir respond the sound, 
And shake creations frame. 

3 They sing of death and hell overthrown 
In that triumphant hour : 

And God exalts his conquering Son 
To his right hand of power. 

383 7s. 

CHRIST, the Lord, is risen to-day, 
Our triumphant holy-day : 
He endured the cross and grave, 
Sinners to redeem and save. 

2 Lo ! he rises, mighty King ! 
"Where, O Death ! is now thy sting ? 
Lo ! he claims his native sky ! 
Grave ! where is thy victory \ 

3 Sinners, see your ransom paid, 
Peace with God forever made : 
With your risen Saviour rise : 
Claim with him the purchased skies. 

4 Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day. 
Our triumphant holy-day ; 
Loud the song of victory raise ; 
Shout the great Redeemer's praise. 

384 John ft : 3. c. Mn 

THE golden gates are lifted up, 
The doors are opened wide, 
The King of glory is gone in 
Unto his Father's side. 



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2 Thou art gone up before us, Lord, 

To make for us a place, 
That we may be where now thou art, 
And look upon God's face. 

3 And ever on thine earthly path 

A gleam of glory lies ; 
A light still breaks behind the cloud 
That vailed thee from our eyes. 

4 Lift up our hearts, lift up our minds, 

Let thy dear grace be given, 

That while we tarry here below, 

Our treasure be in heaven ! 

5 That where thou art, at God's right hand, 

Our hope, our love may be ; 
Dwell thou in us, that we may dwell 
Forevermore in thee ! 



ETEEXAL Spirit, we confess 
And sing the wonders of thy grace : 
Thy power conveys our blessings down 
From God the Father and the Son. 

Enlightened by thy heavenly ray, 
Our shades and darkness turn to-day ; 
Thine inward teachings make us know 
Our danger and our refuge too. 

Thy power and glory work within, 
And break the chains of reigning sin ; 
All our imperious lusts subdue, 
And form our wretched hearts anew. 



/^OME, O Creator Spirit blest ! 
V7 And in our souls take up thy rest ; 
Come, with thy grace and heavenly aid, 
To fill the hearts which thou hast made. 



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212 HOLT SPJ271T. 

2 Great Comforter ! to thee we cry ; 
highest gift of God most high ! 
O fount of life ! O fire of love ! 
Send sweet anointing from above ! 

3 Kindle our senses from above, 

And make our hearts o' erflow with love ; 
With patience firm, and virtue high, 
The weakness of our flesh supply. 

4 Far from us drive the foe we dread, 
And grant us thy true peace instead ; 
So shall we not, with thee for guide, 
Turn from the path of life aside. 

387 **r. 

OME, blessed Spirit ! source of light ! 
Whose power and grace are uncoufiued, 
Dispel the gloomy shades of night — 
The thicker darkness of the mind. 

2 To mine illumined eyes, display 

The glorious truth thy word reveals ; 
Cause me to run the heavenly way. 
Thy book unfold, and loose the seals. 

3 Thine inward teachings make me know 

The mysteries of redeeming love, 
The vanity of things below, 

And excellence of things above. 

4 "While through this dubious maze I stray. 

Spread, like the sun, thy beams abroad, 
To show the dangers of the way. 
And guide my feeble steps to God. 

388 A** 

COME, Holy Spirit ! calm my mind, 
And fit me to approach my God ; 
Remove each vain, each worldly thought 
And lead me to thy blest abode. 






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2 Hast thou imparted to my soul 

A living spark of holy fire % 
Oh ! kindle now the sacred flame ; 
Make me to burn with pure desire. 

3 A brighter faith and hope impart, 

And let me now my Saviour see ; 
Oh ! soothe and cheer my burdened heart, 
And bid my spirit rest in thee. 

389 John J l. '26. Z.M. 

SURE the blest Comforter is nigh, 
'T is he sustains my fainting heart ; 
Else would my hopes forever die, 
And every cheering ray depart. 

2 Whene'er, to call the Saviour mine, 

With ardent wish my heart aspires, — 
Can it be less than power divine, 
That animates these strong desires % 

3 And, when my cheerful hope can say, — 

I love my God and taste his grace, — 
Lord ! is it not thy blissful ray, 

That brings this dawn of sacred peace % 

4 Let thy good Spirit in my heart 

Forever dwell, O God of love ! 
And light and heavenly peace impart, — 
Sweet earnest of the joys above. 



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390 ft«a» 5 /.•//, Z.M. 

TAY, thou insulted Spirit, stay ! 
Though I have done thee such despite, 
Cast not a sinner quite away, 
Nor take thine everlasting flight. 

Though I have most unfaithful been 
Of all who e'er thy grace received ; 

Ten thousand times thy goodness seen, 
Ten thousand times thy goodness grieved ; 



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3 Yet, oh, the chief of sinners spare, 
In honor of my great High Priest ! 
Nor, in thy righteous anger, swear 
I shall not see thy people's rest. 



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391 ^ ^ 

S when in silence, vernal showers 
Descend, and cheer the fainting flowers, 
So, in the secrecy of love. 
Falls the sweet influence from above. 

2 That heavenly influence let me find 
In holy silence of the mind, 

While every grace maintains its Ibloom, 
Diffusing wide its rich perfume. 

3 Nor let these blessings be confined 
To me, but poured on all mankind, 
Till earth' s wild wastes in verdure rise, 
And a young Eden bless our eyes. 

392 Soman* S .• /£. Z.JT. 

COME, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With light and comfort from above : 
Be thou our guardian, thou our guide ! 
O'er every thought and step preside. 

2 To us the light of truth display. 

And make us know and choose thy way ; 
Plant holy fear in every heart, 
That we from God ma}- ne'er depart. 

3 Lead us to holiness — the road 

That we must take to dwell with God ; 
Lead us to Christ, the living way, 
Nor let us from his precepts stray. 

4 Lead us to God, our final rest. 
To be with him forever blest : 

Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share — 
Fullness of joy forever there ! 



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/^OME, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove ! 
V^ With all thy quickening powers, 
Kindle a name of sacred love 
In these cold hearts of ours. 

2 Look ! how we grovel here below, 

Fond of these trifling toys ! 
Our souls can neither fly nor go 
To reach eternal joys. 

3 In vain we tune our formal songs ; 

In vain we strive to rise ; 
Hosannas languish on our tongues, 
And our devotion dies. 

4 Dear Lord, and shall we ever live 

At this jjoor, dying rate — 
Our love so faint, so cold to thee, 
And thine to us so great I 

5 Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove ! 

With all thy quickening powers ; 
Come, shed abroad a Saviour' s love, 
And that shall kindle ours. 

394 c.jc 

SPIRIT Divine ! attend our prayer, 
And make our hearts thy home ; 
Descend with all thy gracious power : 
Come, Holy Spirit, come ! 

2 Come as the light : to us reveal 

Our sinfulness and woe ; 
And lead us in those paths of life 
Where all the righteous go. 

3 Come as the fire, and purge our hearts, 

Like sacrificial flame : 
Let our whole soul an offering be 
To our Redeemer's name. 



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4 Come as the wind, with rushing sound, 

With Pentecostal grace ; 
And make the great salvation known 
Wide as the human race. 

5 Spirit Divine, attend our prayer, 

And make our hearts thy home ; 
Descend with all thy gracious power : 
Come, Holy Spirit, come ! 

395 c.m. 

COME, Holy Ghost, Creator, come, 
Inspire these souls of thine ; 
Till every heart which thou hast made 
Be filled with grace divine. 

2 Thou art the Comforter, the gift 

Of God, and fire of love ; 

The everlasting spring of joy, 

And unction from above. 

3 Enlighten our dark souls, till they 

Thy sacred love embrace ; 
Assist our minds, by nature frail, 
With thy celestial grace. 

4 Teach us the Father to confess, 

And Son, from death revived, 
And Thee, with both, O Holy Ghost, 
Who art from both derived. 

396 Joh)l 5 • G-fo- C ' ■*■ 

GLORY to God the Father be, 
Glory to God the Son, 
Glory to God the Holy Ghost- 
Glory to God alone ! 

2 My soul doth magnify the Lord, 
My spirit doth rejoice 
In God, my Saviour and my God ; 
I hear his joyful voice. 



3 I need not go abroad for joy, 

Who have a feast at home ; 
My sighs are turned into songs, 
The Comforter is come ! 

4 Down from on high the blessed Dove 

Is come into my breast, 
To witness God' s eternal love ; 
This is my heavenly feast. 

5 Glory to God the Father be, 

Glory to God the Son, 
Glory to God the Holy Ghost- 
Glory to God alone ! 

397 *ct*2:S. CM. 

WHEN God, of old, came down from heaven, 
In power and wrath he came ; 
Before his feet the clouds were riven, 
Half darkness and half flame. 

2 But when he came the second time, 

He came in power and love ; 
Softer than gales at morning prime, 
Hovered his holy Dove. 

3 The fires that rushed on Sinai down 

In sudden torrents dread, 
Now gently light a glorious crown 
On every sainted head. 

4 Like arrows went those lightnings forth, 

Winged with the sinner's doom ; 
But these, like tongues, o'er all the earth, 
Proclaiming; life to come. 



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398 c.jk 

HOLY Ghost, the Comforter, 
How is thy love despised, 
While the heart longs for sympathy, 
And friends are idolized. 
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2 X g 7I0LV 8 2*1 /.' / /'. 

2 O Spirit of the living God, 

Brooding with dove-like wings 
Over the helpless and the weak 
Among created things ! 

3 Where should our feebleness find strength, 

Our helplessness a stay, 
Didst thou not bring us strength, and help, 
And comfort, day by day % 

4 Great are thy consolations, Lord, 

And mighty is thy power, 
In sickness and in solitude, 
In sorrow' s darkest hour. 

5 Oh, if the souls that now despise 

And grieve thee, heavenly Dove, 
Would seek thee, and would welcome thee, 
How would they prize thy love ! 

399 s.m: 

COME, Holy Spirit, come ! 
Let thy bright beams arise : 
Dispel the sorrow from our minds, 
The darkness from our eyes. 

2 Convince us of our sin ; 

Then lead to Jesus' blood, 
And to our wondering view reveal 
The mercies of our God. 

3 Kevive our drooping faith, 

Our doubts and fears remove, 
And kindle in our breasts the flame 
Of never-dying love. 

4 'T is thine to cleanse the heart, 

To sanctify the soul, 
To pour fresh life in every part, 
And new-create the whole. 



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5 Come, Holy Spirit, come ; 

Our minds from bondage free ; 
Then shall we know, and praise, and love, 
The Father, Son, and thee. 

400 a *r. 

LORD God, the Holy Ghost ! 
In this accepted hour, 
As on the day of Pentecost 
Descend in all thy power ! 

2 We meet with one accord 

In our appointed place, 
And wait the promise of our Lord, 
The Spirit of all grace. 

3 Like mighty rushing wind 

Upon the waves beneath, 
Move with one impulse every mind, 
One soul, one feeling breathe. 

4 The young, the old inspire 

With wisdom from above ; 
And give us hearts and tongues of fire 
To pray, and praise, and love. 

5 Spirit of truth, be thou 

In life and death our guide ; 
O Spirit of adoption, now 
May we be sanctified. 

401 S.M. 

BLEST Comforter divine ! 
Let rays of heavenly love 
Amid our gloom and darkness shine, 
And guide our souls above. 

2 Turn us, with gentle voice, 
From every sinful way, 
And bid the mourning saint rejoice, 
Though earthly joys decay. 



220 HOLY S&IBIT. 

3 By thine inspiring breath 

Make every cloud of care, 
And ev'n the gloomy vale of death, 
A smile of glory wear. 

4 Oh ! fill thou every heart 

With love to all our race ; 
Great Comforter, to us impart 
These "blessings of thy grace. 

402 s.jc 

'rp IS God the Spirit leads 

JL In paths before unknown ; 
The work to be performed is ours. 
The strength is all his own. 

2 Supported by his grace, 

"We still pursue our way ; 
And hope at last to reach the prize, 
Secure in endless day. 

3 'Tis he that works to will, 

'Tis he that works to do ; 
His is the power by which we act 
His be the glory too. 

403 s.jf. 

THE Comforter has come, 
We feel his presence here, 
Our hearts would now no longer roam, 
But bow in filial fear. 

2 This tenderness of love, 

This hush of solemn power ; 
? T is heaven descending from above, 
To fill this favored hour. 

3 Earth's darkness all has fled, 

Heaven' s light serenely shines, 
And every heart, divinely led, 
To holy thought inclines. 



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4 No more let sin deceive, 
Nor earthly cares betray, 
Oh, let us never, never grieve 
The Comforter away ! 

404 «*••*: 

COME, Spirit, source of light, 
Thy grace is unconfined ; 
Dispel tlie gloomy shades of night, 
The darkness of tlie mind. 

2 Now to our eyes display 

The truth thy words reveal ; 
Cause ns to run the heavenly way, 
Delighting in thy will. 

3 Thy teachings make us know 

The mysteries of thy love, 
The vanity of things below, 
The joy of things above. 

4 While through this maze we stray, 

Oh, spread thy beams abroad ; 
Disclose the dangers of the way, 
And guide our steps to God. 

405 s.m. 

COME, Holy Spirit, come, 
With energy divine ; 
And on this poor benighted soul 
With beams of mercy shine. 

2 Oh ! melt this frozen heart ; 

This stubborn will subdue ; 
Each evil passion overcome, 
And form me all anew. 

3 Mine will the profit be, 

But thine shall be the praise ; 
And unto thee will I devote 
The remnant of my days. 



> > i HOLT SPIRIT. 

406 2 Cor. 1:22. 7s. 

GRACIOUS Spirit, Love divine ! 
Let thy light within me shine ; 
All my guilty fears remove. 
Fill me with thy heavenly love. 

2 Speak thy pardoning grace to me, 
Set the burdened sinner free ; 
Lead me to the Lamb of God, 
Wash me in his precious blood. 

3 Life and peace to me impart, 
Seal salvation on my heart ; 
Breathe thyself into my breast, — 
Earnest of immortal rest. 

4 Let me never from thee stray, 
Keep me in the narrow way ; 
Fill my soul with joy divine, 
Keep me, Lord ! forever thine. 

407 rs. 

HOLY Spirit ! Lord of light ! 
From thy clear celestial height, 
Come, thou Light of all that live ! 
Thy pure beaming radiance give ! 

2 Come, thou Father of the poor ! 
Come with treasures which endure ; 
Thou, of all consolers best, 
Visiting the troubled breast. 

3 Thou in toil art comfort sweet ; 
Pleasant coolness in the heat ; 
Solace in the midst of woe ; 
Dost refreshing peace bestow. 

4 Light immortal ! light divine ! 
Visit thou these hearts of thine ; 
If thou take thy grace away, 
Nothing pure in man will stay. 



HOL V -v />//; j v. 2 :J 

5 Heal our wounds — our strength renew ; 
On our dryness pour thy dew ; 
Wash the stains of guiit away ; 
Guide the steps that go astray. 

6 Give us comfort when we die ; 
Give us life with thee on high ; 
In thy sevenfold gifts descend ; 
Give us joys which never end. 

408 7s. 

HOLY Ghost ! with light divine, 
Shine upou this heart of mine ; 
Chase the shades of night away, 
Turn my darkness into day. 

2 Holy Ghost ! with power divine, 
Cleanse this guilty heart of mine ; 
Long hath sin, without control, 
Held dominion o'er my soul. 

3 Holy Ghost ! with joy divine, 
Cheer this saddened heart of mine ; 
Bid my many woes depart, 

Heal my wounded, bleeding heart. 

4 Holy Spirit ! all-divine, 

Dwell within this heart of mine ; 
Cast down every idol-throne, 
Reign supreme — and reign alone. 



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409 &.*& 

T anchor laid, remote from home, 
Toiling, I cry, " Sweet Spirit, come ; 
Celestial Breeze, no longer stay, 
But swell my sails, and speed my way. 

' ' Fain would I mount, fain would I glow, 

And loose my cable from below ; 

But I can only spread my sail ; 

Thou, thou must breathe the auspicious gale." 



OVJ^ HOLT SPZSiir. 

410 Z.M. 

piEEATOR Spirit, by whose aid 

\j The world's foundations first were laid, 

Come, visit every waiting mind ; 

Come, pour thy joys on human-kind. 

2 Thrice holy Fount, thrice holy Fire, 
Our hearts with heavenly love inspire ; 
Come, and thy sacred unction bring 
To sanctify us, while we sing. 

3 O Source of uncreated light, 
The Father's promised Paraclete, 
From sin and sorrow set us free, 
And make us temples worthy thee ! 

4 Our frailties help, our wills control, 
Subdue the senses to the soul ; 

And when rebellious they are grown, 
Then lay thy hand and hold them down. 

5 Chase from our mind the infernal foe, 
And peace, the fruit of love, bestow ; 
And lest our feet should step astray, 
Protect and guide us in the way. 

6 Make us eternal truths receive, 
And practise all that we believe : 
Give us thyself, that we may see 
The Father and the Son, by thee. 

411 Z. M. 

COME, sacred Spirit, from above, 
And fill the coldest heart with love : 
Oh ! turn to flesh the flinty stone, 
And let thy sovereign power be known. 

2 Speak thou, and from the haughtiest eyes 
Shall floods of contrite sorrow rise ; 
While all their glowing souls are borne 
To seek that grace which now they scorn. 



JIOLY S '/> / S / T. ' '.; 



3 Oil ! let a holy flock await, 
In crowds around thy temple-gate ! 
Each pressing on with zeal to be 
A living sacrihee to thee. 



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412 *° is ~ •• A z.m. 

BLEST day ! when our ascended Lord 
Fulfilled his own prophetic word ; 
Sent down his Spirit, to inspire 
His saints, baptized with holy fire. 

2 While by his power these signs were wrought, 
While divers tongues his wisdom taught, 

His love one only subject gave — 
That Jesus died the world to save ! 

3 Sure peace with God ! — the joyful sound 
Pours wide its sacred influence round ; 
Relenting foes his grace receive, 

And humbled myriads hear and live ! 



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413 9lcts»t2. CM. 

O track is on the sunny sky, 
No footprints on the air ; 
Jesus hath gone ; the face of earth 
Is desolate and bare. 

2 That Upper Room is heaven on earth ; 
Within its precincts lie 

All that earth has of faith, or hope, 
Or heaven-born charity. 

3 One moment— and the silentness 
Was breathless as the grave ; 

The fluttered earth forgot to quake, 
The troubled trees to wave. 

4 He comes ! he comes ! that mighty Breath 
From heaven' s eternal shores ; 

His uncreated freshness fills 
His Bride, as she adores. 



226 holt s -Pin it. 

5 Earth quakes before that rushing blast, 

Heaven echoes back the sound, 
And mightily the tempest wheels 
That Upper Room around. 

6 One moment — and the Spirit hung 

O'er all with dread desire ; 
Then broke upon the heads of all 
In cloven tongues of fire ! 



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414 C.JT. 

XTHROXED on high, Almighty Lord ! 
The Holy Ghost send down ; 
Fulfill in us thy faithful word, 
And all thy mercies crown. 

2 Though on our heads no tongues of fire 

Their wondrous powers impart, 
Grant, Saviour, what we more desire, 
Thy Spirit in our heart. 

3 Spirit of life, and light, and love, 

Thy heavenly influence give ; 
Quicken our souls, our guilt remove, 
That we in Christ may live. 

4 To our benighted minds reveal 

The glories of his grace, 
And bring us where no clouds conceal 
The brightness of his face. 

5 His love within us shed abroad, 

Life' s ever- springing well ; 
Till God in us, and we in God, 
In love eternal dwell. 

415 7s. 

HOLY Spirit ! gently come, 
Eaise us from our fallen state ; 
Fix thy everlasting home 

In the hearts thou didst create. 






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Now thy quickening influence bring, 

On our spirits sweetly move ; 
Open every mouth to sing 

Jesus' everlasting love. 

Take the tilings of Christ, and show 
What our Lord for us hath done ; 

May we God the Father know 
Through his well-beloved Son. 

416 Luke M: 13. JI. M, 

THOU that nearest prayer ! 
Attend our humble cry ; 
And let thy servants share 

Thy blessing from on high : 
We plead the promise of thy word, 
Grant us thy Holy Spirit, Lord ! 

2 If earthly parents hear 

Their children when they cry ; 
If they, with love sincere, 

Their children' s w r ants supply ; 
Much more wilt thou thy love display, 
And answer when thy children pray 

3 Our heavenly Father thou, — 

We — children of thy grace, — 
Oh, let thy Spirit now 

Descend and nil the place ; 
That all may feel the heavenly flame 
And all unite to praise thy name 

417 c - M * 

ETERNAL Spirit, God of truth, 
Our contrite hearts inspire ; 
Revive the flame of heavenly love, 
And feed the pure desire. 

2 'Tis thine to soothe the sorrowing mind, 
With guilt and fear oppressed ; 
'Tis thine to bid the dying live, 
And give the weary rest. 



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3 Subdue the power of every sin, 

Whate'er that sin may be, 
That we, with humble, holy heart, 
May worship only thee. 

4 Then with our spirits witness bear 

That we are sons of God, 
Redeemed from sin, from death and hell, 
Through Christ' s atoning blood. 

418 f John 5 •' °- /0 * 7 S > 6s & Ss * 

SAVIOUR, I thy word believe, 
My unbelief remove ; 
Now thy quickening Spirit give, 

The unction from above : 
Show me, Lord, how good thou art, 
My soul with all thy fullness fill, 
Send the witness, in my heart 
The Holy Ghost reveal. 

2 Dead in sin till then I lie, 

Bereft of power to rise ; 
Till thy Spirit inwardly 

Thy saving blood applies : 
Now the mighty gift impart, 

My sin blot out, my pardon seal : 
Send the witness, in my heart 

The Holy Ghost reveal. 

419 ft™ 1 -s-'U. 7s, 6s & 8s. 

BLESSED Comforter, come down, 
And live and move in me ; 
Make my every deed thy own, 

In all things led by thee ; 
Bid my every lust depart, 

And now with me, vouchsafe to dwell ; 
Faithful Witness, in my heart 
Thy perfect love reveal. 



// O L 1 • S 1*1 n it. 2% 9 

2 Let me in thy love rejoice, 

Thy shrine, thy pure abode ; 
Tell me, by thine inward voice, 

I am a child of God : 
Lord, I choose the better part, 

Jesus, I wait thy peace to feel ; 
Send the witness, in my heart 

The Holy Ghost reveal. 

420 1 Cor. 2: l. CM. 

COME, Holy Ghost ! our hearts inspire, 
Let us thine influence prove ; 
Source of the old prophetic fire ! 
Fountain of life and love ! 

2 Water with heavenly dew thy word, 

In this appointed hour ; 
Attend it with thy presence, Lord, 
And bid it come with power. 

3 Open the hearts of them that hear, 

To make the Saviour room ; 
Now let us find redemption near ; 
Let faith by hearing come. 

421 ft™ 1 -S :2G. 7s & 5$. 

HOLY Ghost, the Infinite ! 
Shine upon our nature' s night 
With thy blessed inward light, 
Comforter Divine ! 

2 We are sinful : cleanse us, Lord ; 
We are faint : thy strength afford ; 
Lost, — until by thee restored, 

Comforter Divine ! 

3 Like the dew, thy peace distill ; 
Guide, subdue our wayward will, 
Things of Christ unfolding still, 

Comforter Divine ! 






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4 In us, for us, intercede, 

And, with voiceless groanings, plead 
Our unutterable need, 
Comforter Divine ! 

5 In us "Abba, Father," cry,— 
Earnest of our bliss on high, 
Seal of immortality, — 

Comforter Divine. 

6 Search for us the depths of God ; 
Bear us up the starry road, 

To the height of thine abode, 
Comforter Divine ! 

422 fCor.s.-fG. 7s. 

COME, divine and peaceful Guest, 
Enter each devoted breast ; 
Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire, 
Kindle there the Gospel fire. 

2 Bid our sin and sorrow cease ; 
Fill us with thy heavenly peace ; 
Joy divine we then shall }Drove, 
Light of truth — and fire of love. 

423 3>salm1S3. CM, 

SPIRIT of peace, celestial Dove, 
How excellent thy praise ! 
How rich the gift of Christian love 
Thy gracious power displays ! 

2 Sweet as the dew on hill and fiower, 

That silently distills, 
At evening's soft and balmy hour, 
On Zion's fruitful hills. 

3 So, with mild influence from above, 

Shall promised grace descend ; 
Till universal peace and love 
O'er all the earth extend. 



LOST 8TATJB OF MAJT, <2S1 

424 job & : / ~- :v - £" m. 

SHALL the vile race of flesh and blood 
Contend with their Creator, God ? 
Shall mortal worms presume to be 
More holy, wise, or just, than he? 

2 Behold ! he puts his trust in none 
Of all the spirits round his throne ; 
Their natures, when compared with his, 
Are neither holy, just, nor wise. 

3 But how much meaner things are they 
Who spring from dust, and dwell in clay ; 
Touched by the linger of thy wrath, 

We faint and vanish like the moth. 

4 From night to day, from day to night, 
"We die by thousands in thy sight ; 
Buried in dust whole nations lie, 
Like a forgotten vanity. 

5 Almighty Power, to thee we bow ; 
How frail are we ! how glorious thou ! 
No more the sons of earth shall dare 
With an eternal God compare. 

425 -Psalm5f. Z.M. 

LORD, I am vile, conceived in sin, 
And born unholy and unclean ; 
Sprung from the man, whose guilty fall 
Corrupts the race, and taints us all. 

2 Soon as we draw our infant breath, 
The seeds of sin grow up for death : 
Thy law demands a perfect heart — 
But we're defiled in every part. 

3 Great God ! create my heart anew, 
And form my spirit pure and true ; 

No outward rites can make me clean, — 
The leprosy lies deep within. 



>.; > )IW}' OF S ALVA 21 OX. 

4 No bleeding bird, nor bleeding beast, 
Nor hyssop branch, nor sprinkling priest, 
Nor running brook, nor flood, nor sea, 
Can wash the dismal stain away. 

o Jesus, my God, thy blood alone, 
Hath power sufficient to atone : 
Thy blood c:m make me white as snow, 
No Jewish types could cleanse me so. 



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426 Luke 0:2.1. Z.Jf. 

ROAD is the road that leads to death, 
And thousands walk together there ; 
But wisdom shows a narrow path, 
With here and there a traveler. 

2 "Deny thyself and take thy cross," — 

Is the Redeemers great command : 
Nature must count her gold but dross, 
If she would gain this heavenly land. 

3 The fearful soul that tires and faints, 

And walks the ways of God no more, 
Is but esteemed almost a saint. 
And makes his own destruction sure. 

4 Lord ! let not all my hopes be vain : 

Create my heart entirely new : 
Which hypocrites could ne'er attain, 
Which false apostates never knew. 

427 ZuAefO:^?. Z.M. 

JESUS, engrave it on my heart, 
That thou the one thing needful art, 
I could from all tilings parted be, 
But never, never, Lord, from thee. 

2 Needful is thy most precious blood, 
To reconcile ray soul to God ; 
Needful is thy indulgent care ; 
Needful thy all-prevailing prayer. 



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3 Needful thy presence, dearest Lord, 
True peace and comfort to afford ; 
Needful thy promise, to impart 
Fresh life and vigor to my heart. 

4 Needful art thou, my guide, my stay, 
Through all life' s dark and weary way ; 
Nor less in death thou 'It needful be, 
To bring my spirit home to thee. 

5 Then needful still, my God, my King, 
Thy name eternally I'll sing ! 

Glory and praise be ever his, 
The one thing needful Jesus is ! 

428 z-m. 

LIKE morning, when her early breeze 
Breaks up the surface of the seas, 
That, in their furrows dark with night, 
Her hand may sow the seeds of light, — 

2 Thy grace can send its breathings o'er 
The spirit dark and lost before ; 
And, freshening all its depths, prepare 
For truth divine to enter there. 

3 Till David touched his sacred lyre, 
In silence lay the unbreathing wire ; 
But when he swept its chords along, 
The angels stooped to hear the song. 

4 So sleeps the soul, till thou, O Lord, 
Shalt deign to touch its lifeless chord ; 
Till, waked by thee, its breath shall rise 
In music worthy of the sides. 

429 Job 9: 8*. Z.M. 

THOUGH I should seek to wash me clean, 
In water of the driven snow, 
My soul would yet its spot retain, 
And sink in conscious guilt and woe. 



2 The Spirit, in his power divine, 

Would cast my vaunting soul to earth, 
Expose the foulness of its sin, 
And show the vileness of its worth. 

3 Ah, not like erring man is God, 

That men to answer him should dare ; 
Condemned, and into silence awed, 
They helpless stand before his bar. 

4 There must a Mediator plead, 

Who God and man may both embrace, 
With God for man to intercede, 
And offer man the purchased grace. 

5 And lo, the Son of God is slain, 

To be this Mediator crowned ; 
In him, my soul, be cleansed from stain, 
In him thy righteousness be found. 

430 John * • *2> *3s C< M. 

NOT all the outward forms on earth, 
Nor rites that God has given, 
Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth, 
Can raise a soul to heaven. 

2 The sovereign will of God alone 

Creates us heirs of grace ; 
Born in the image of his Son, 
A new, peculiar race. 

3 The Spirit, like some heavenly wind, 

Breathes on the sons of flesh, 
New-models all the carnal mind, 
And forms the man afresh. 

4 Our quickened souls awake and rise 

From the long sleep of death ; 
On heavenly things we fix our eyes, 
And praise employs our breath. 



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431 •**#• 7: n. CM. 

STRAIT is the way, the door is strait, 
That leads to joys on high ; 
'T is but a few that find the gate, 
While crowds mistake and die. 

2 Beloved self must be denied, 

The mind and will renewed, 
Passion suppressed, and patience tried, 
And vain desires subdued. 

3 Lord ! can a feeble, helpless worm, 

Fulfill a task so hard \ 
Thy grace must all my work perform. 
And give the free reward. 

432 nom.S:19. CM. 

VAIIST are the hopes, the sons of men 
On their own works have built ; 
Their hearts, by nature, all unclean, 
And all their actions, guilt. 

2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths, 

Without a murmuring word ; 
And the whole race of Adam stand 
Guilty before the Lord. 

3 Jesus ! how glorious is thy grace ; — 

When in thy name we trust, 
Our faith receives a righteousness, 
That makes the sinner just. 

433 Zech.9:*2. CM. 

"OW sad our state by nature is ! 
Our sin — how deep it stains ! 
And Satan holds our captive minds 
Fast in his slavish chains. 



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2 But there' s a voice of sovereign grace, 
Sounds from the sacred word : 
"Ho! ye despairing sinners, come, 
And trust a pardoning Lord." 



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3 My soul obeys th' almighty call, 

And runs to this relief; 
I would believe thy promise, Lord : 
Oh, help my unbelief ! 

4 A guilty, weak, and helpless worm, 

On thy kind arms I fall : 
Be thou my Strength and Righteousness, 
My Saviour and my All. 

434 Romans S : 8. C Jf. 

OW helpless guilty nature lies, 
Unconscious of its load ! 
The heart, unchanged, can never rise 
To happiness and God. 

2 Can aught, beneath a power divine, 
The stubborn will subdue ? 

'Tis thine, almighty Spirit ! thine, 
To form the heart anew. 

3 'Tis thine, the passions to recall, 
And upward bid them rise ; 

To make the scales of error fall, 
From reason's darkened eyes ; — 

4 To chase the shades of death away, 
And bid the sinner live ; 

A beam of heaven, a vital ray, 
'T is thine alone to give. 

5 Oh, change these wretched hearts of ours, 
And give them life divine ; 

Then shall our passions and our powers, 
Almighty Lord, be thine. 

435 GiOaiimn*2!:f6. C. Jf. 

"N vain we seek for peace with God 
By methods of our own : 
Nothing, O Saviour ! but thy blood 
Can bring us near the throne. 



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2 The threatenings of the broken law 

Impress the soul with dread : 
If God his sword of vengeance draw, 
It strikes the spirit dead. 

3 But thine illustrious sacrifice 

Hath answered these demands ; 
And peace and pardon from the skies 
Are offered by thy hands. 

4 'T is by thy death we live, O Lord ! 

'T is on thy cross we rest : 

Forever be thy love adored, 

Thy name forever blessed. 

436 Somans 7 : ?-?3. C, Ml 

LORD, how secure my conscience was, 
And felt no inward dread ! 
I was alive without the law, 

And thought my sins were dead. 

2 My hopes of heaven were firm and bright ; 

But since the precept came 
With a convincing power and light, 
I find how vile I am. 

3 My guilt appeared but small before, 

Till terribly I saw 
How perfect, holy, just, and pure, 
Is thine eternal law. 

4 Then felt my soul the heavy load ; 

My sins revived again : 
I had provoked a dreadful God, 
And all my hopes were slain. 

5 My God, I cry with every breath 

For some kind power to save, 
To break the yoke of sin and death, 
And thus redeem the slave. 






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437 s.jtc. 

Y former hopes are fled, 
My terror now begins ; 
I feel, alas ! that I am dead 
In tresp ad sins. 

2 Ah ! whither shall I fly 3 
I hear the thunder roar ; 

The law proclaims destruction nigh, 
And vengeance at the door. 

3 "When I review my ways. 
I dread impending doom ; 

But sure a friendly whisper says— 
"Fiee from the wrath to come," 

4 I see, or think I see, 
A glimmering from afar ; 

A beam of day that shines for me, 
To save me from despair. 

5 Forerunner of the sun, 
It marks the pilgrim' s way ; 

I '11 gaze upon it while I run, 
And watch the rising day. 



438 Job :>:--;. S.M. 

H ! how shall fallen man 
Be just "before his God ? 
If he contend in righteousness, 
We fall beneath his rod. 



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2 If he our ways should mark. 

With strict inquiring eyes. 
Could we, for one of thousand faults, 
A just excuse devise \ 

3 All-seeing, powerful God ! 

"Who can with thee contend I 
Or who, that tries the unequal strife, 
Shall prosper in the end \ 



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4 The mountains, in thy wrath, 

Their ancient seats forsake ; 
The trembling earth deserts her place, 
Her rooted pillars shake. 

5 Ah ! how shall guilty man 

Contend with such a God % 
None — none can meet him, and escape, 
But through the Saviour's blood. 



439 s.m. 

AN sinners hope for heaven, 
Who love this world so well % 
Or dream of future happiness, 
While on the road to hell \ 



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2 Shall they hosannas sing, 

With an unhallowed tongue % 
Shall palms adorn the guilty hand 
Which does its neighbor wrong % 

3 Can sin's deceitful way 

Conduct to Zion' s hill % 
Or those expect with God to reign 
Who disregard his will % 

4 Thy grace, O God, alone, 

Good hope can e' er afford ! 
The pardoned and the pure shall see 
The glory of the Lord. 

440 *• m. 

HOW heavy is the night 
That hangs upon our eyes, 
Till Christ with his reviving light 
Over our souls arise ! 

2 Our guilty spirits dread 

To meet the wrath of heaven ; 
But, in his righteousness arrayed, 
We see our sins forgiven. 



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WAY OF SALVATION. 

3 Unholy and impure 

Are all our thoughts and ways : 
His hands infected nature cure 
With sanctifying grace. 

4 The powers of hell agree 

To hold our souls in vain ; 
He sets the sons of bondage free, 
And breaks the cursed chain. 

5 Lord, we adore thy ways 

To bring us near to God, 
Thy sovereign power, thy healing grace, 
And thine atoning blood. 



441 'Horn. 3: 19. S.M. 

OD' S holy law, transgressed, 
Speaks nothing but despair ; 
Burdened with guilt, with grief oppressed, 
We find no comfort there. 



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2 Not all our groans and tears, 

Nor works which we have done, 
Nor vows, nor promises, nor prayers, 
Can e'er for sin atone. 

3 Relief alone is found 

In Jesus' precious blood : 
'Tis this that heals the mortal wound, 
And reconciles to God. 

442 ■**«#■ fs s so. s. m. 

ASTONISHED and distressed, 
. I turn mine eyes within ; 
My heart with heavy guilt oppressed, 
The seat of every sin. 

2 What crowds of evil thoughts, 
What vile affections there ! 
Distrust, presumption, artful guile, 
Pride, envy, slavish fear ! 






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3 Almighty King of saints ! 
These hateful sins subdue ; 
Dispel the darkness from my mind, 
And all my powers renew. 

443 &«*.** a. S.Jf. 

S this the kind return, 
Are these the thanks we owe, 
Thus to abuse eternal love, 
Whence all our blessings flow ? 

2 To what a stubborn frame, 

Has sin reduced our mind ! 
What strange rebellious wretches we, 
And God as strangely kind ! 

3 Turn, turn us, mighty God, 

And mould our souls afresh ; 
Break, sovereign grace, these hearts of stone. 
And give us hearts of flesh. 

444 z.m. 

HOW shall the sons of men appear, 
Great God ! before thine awful bar \ 
How may the guilty hope to find 
Acceptance with th' eternal Mind ? 

2 Not vows, nor groans, nor broken cries, 
Not the most costly sacrifice, 

Not infant blood, profusely spilt, 
Will expiate a sinner's guilt. 

3 Thy blood, dear Jesus, thine alone, 
Hath sovereign virtue to atone : 
Here will we rest our only plea, 
When we approach, great God ! to thee. 

445 &<»»• * ■■ /6> - -£• M. 

"VI THAT shall the dying sinner do, 

VV That seeks relief for all his woe % 
Where shall the guilty conscience find 
Ease for the torment of the mind ? 
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2 In vain we search, in vain we try, 
Till Jesus brings his gospel nigh ! 
'Tis there the power and glory dwell, 
That save rebellious sonls from hell. 

3 This is the pillar of our hope, 
That bears our fainting spirits up ; 
We read the grace, we trust the word, 
And find salvation in the Lord. 

446 *»*■ *o : //. s. Jr. 

T~ IKE sheep we went astray, 
-i_J And broke the fold of God ; 
Each wandering in a different way, 
But all the downward road. 

2 How dreadful was the hour, 

When God our wanderings laid, 
And did at once his vengeance pour 
Upon the Shepherd" s head ! 

3 How glorious was the grace. 

When Christ sustained the stroke ! 
His life and blood the Shepherd pays, 
A ransom for the flock. 

4 But God shall raise his head 

O'er all the sons of men. 
And make him see a numerous seed, 
To recompense his pain. 

447 c ^ 

PLUNGED in a gulf of dark despair, 
We wretched sinners lay. 
Without one cheerful beam of hope, 
Or spark of glimmering day. 

2 With pitying eyes the Prince of grace 
Beheld our helpless grief ; 
He saw, and — oh, amazing love ! — 
He ran to our relief. 



ATONEMENT AJV3 y\^/.'/JO.\\ £ 1^3 

3 Down from the shining seats above, 

With joy fnl haste he lied, 
Entered the grave in mortal flesh, 
And dwelt among the dead. 

4 Oh ! for tliis love let rocks and hills 

Their lasting silence break ; 
And all harmonious human tongues 
The Saviour's praises speak. 

5 Angels ! assist our mighty joys ; 

Strike all your harps of gold ; 
But, when you raise your highest notes 
His love can ne'er be told. 

448 Zech • fi- :S - 8s, 7s d- 4-s. 

SEE, from Zion's sacred mountain, 
Streams of living water flow ; 
God has opened there a fountain, 
That supplies the world below ; 

They are blessed 
"Who its sovereign virtues know. 

2 Through ten thousand channels flowing, 

Streams of mercy find their way : 
Life, and health, and joy bestowing, 
Waking beauty from decay, 

O ye nations ! 
Hail the long-expected day. 

3 Gladdened by the flowing treasure, 

All-enriching as it goes, 
Lo ! the desert smiles with pleasure, 
Buds and blossoms as the rose ; 

Lo ! the desert 
Sings for joy where'er it flows. 

449 2Tim./.&,fO. Z.M. 

OW to the power of God supreme 



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He saves from hell,— we bless his name- 
He guides our wandering feet to heaven 



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WAT OF SALVATION. 



2 Not for our duties or deserts, 

But of liis own abounding grace, 
He works salvation in our hearts, 
And forms a people for Ms praise. 

3 'Twas his own purpose that began 

To rescue rebels doomed to die : 

He gave us grace in Christ, his Son, 

Before he spread the starry sky. 

4 Jesus, the Lord, appears at last, 

And makes his Father's counsels known ; 
Declares the great transactions past, 
And brings immortal blessings down. 

5 He dies ; and in that dreadful night 

Doth all the powers of hell destroy ; 
Rising he brings our heaven to light, 
And takes possession of the joy. 

450 Psalm 32 :?. L . M. 

HAIL, sovereign love, that formed the plan 
To save rebellious, ruined man ! 
Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace, 
That gave my soul a hiding-place. 

2 Against the God that rules the sky 
I fought, w^ith weapons lifted high, 
I madly ran the sinful race, 
Regardless of a hiding-place. 

3 Yet when God's justice rose in view, 
To Sinai's burning mount I flew ; 
Keen were the pangs of my distress — 
The mountain was no hiding-place. 

4 But a celestial voice I heard, 

A bleeding Saviour then appeared ; 
Led by the Spirit of his grace, 
I found in him a hiding-place. 



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5 On him the weight of vengeance fell, 
That else had sunk a world to hell ; 
Then, O my soul, forever praise 
Thy Saviour God, thy hiding-place ! 

451 Galatians 6 : 1&.. H. Jlf. 

YE saints, your music bring, 
Attuned to sweetest sound, 
Strike every trembling string, 

Till earth and heaven resound ; 
The triumphs of the cross we sing ; 
Awake, ye saints, each joyful string. 

2 The cross, the cross alone, 

Subdued the powers of hell ; 
Like lightning from his throne 

The prince of darkness fell ; 
The triumphs of the cross we sing ; 
Awake, ye saints, each joyful string. 

3 The cross hath power to save 

From all the foes that rise ; 
The cross hath made the grave 

A passage to the skies ; 
The triumphs of the cross we sing ; 
Awake, ye saints, each joyful string. 

452 C.JC 

MORTALS, awake, with angels join 
And chant the solemn lay ; 
Joy, love, and gratitude, combine 
To hail th' auspicious day. 

2 In heaven the rapturous song began, 

And sweet seraphic fire 
Through all the shining legions ran, 
And strung and tuned the lyre. 

3 Swift through the vast expanse it flew, 

And loud the echo rolled : 
The theme, the song, the joy, was new, 
'T was more than heaven could hold. 



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4 Down through the portals of the sky 

Th' impetuous torrent ran ; 
And angels flew, with eager joy, 
To bear the news to man. 

5 Hark ! the cherubic armies shout, 

And glory leads the song ; 
" Good- will and peace" are heard throughout " 
Th' harmonious angel throng. 

6 With joy the chorus we'll repeat, — 

" Glory to God on high ! 
Good- will and peace are now complete ; 
Jesus was born to die !" 

7 Hail, Prince of life ! forever hail, 

Redeemer, brother, friend ! 
Though earth, and time, and life, should fail, 
Thy praise shall never end. 

453 Zech - /j ° •• / • Ct M - 

rpHEKE is a fountain filled with blood, 
-L Drawn from Immanuel' s veins ; 
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, 
Lose all their guilty stains. 

2 The dying thief rejoiced to see 

That fountain in his day ; 
And there may I, though vile as he, 
Wash all my sins away. 

3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood 

Shall never lose its power, 
Till all the ransomed church of God 
Be saved, to sin no more. 

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love has been my theme, 
And shall be, till I die. 



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5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song, 
I'll sing thy power to save, 
When this poor lisping, stammering tongne 
Lies silent in the grave. 

454 John s •' ' ' ■ c - M - 

COME, happy souls, approach yonr God 
With new, melodions songs ; 
Come, render to almighty grace 
The tribute of yonr tongues. 

2 So strange, so boundless was the love 

That pitied dying men, 
The Father sent his equal Son 
To give them life again. 

3 Thy hands, dear Jesus, were not armed 

With an avenging rod ; 
No hard commission to perform 
The vengeance of a God. 

4 But all was merciful and mild, 

And wrath forsook the throne, 
When Christ on the kind errand came, 
And brought salvation down. 

5 See, dearest Lord^ our willing souls 

Accept thine offered grace ; 
We bless the great Redeemer's love, 
And give the Father praise. 



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LORD, how infinite thy love ! 
How wondrous are thy ways ! 
Let earth beneath, and heaven above, 
Combine to sing thy praise. 

Man in immortal beauty shone, 

Thy noblest work below ; 
Too soon by sin made heir alone 

To death and endless woe. 



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3 Then, u Lo! I come," the Saviour said: 

Oh, be his name adored, 
Who, with his blood, our ransom paid, 
And life and bliss restored ! 

4 O Lord, how infinite thy love ! 

How wondrous are thy ways ! 
Let earth beneath, and heaven above, 
Combine to sing thy praise. 

456 Gal.2:20. CM, 

r^\ REAT God, when I approach thy throne, 
vJ And all thy glory see ; 
This is my stay, and this alone. 
That Jesus died for me. 

2 How can a soul condemned to die, 

Escape the just decree \ 
Helpless, and full of sin am I, 
But Jesus died for me. 

3 Burdened with sin' s oppressive chain, 

Oh, how can I get free ? 
No peace can all my efforts gain, 
But Jesus died for me. 

4 And Lord, when I behold thy face, 

This must be all my plea ; 
Save me by thy almighty grace, 
For Jesus died for me. 



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457 zuAe /j •* 7 - c * M - 

H, how divine, how sweet the joy, 
When but one sinner turns, 
And, with an humble, broken heart, 
His sins and errors mourns. 

2 Pleased with the news, the saints below 
In songs their tongues employ ; 
Beyond the skies the tidings go, 
And heaven is filled with joy. 



3 Nor angels can their joys contain, 
But kindle with new fire ; — 
"The sinner lost is found," they sing, 
And strike the sounding lyre. 

458 c - M - 

QALVATIOJNT !— oh, the joyful sound ! 
O 'T is pleasure to our ears ; 
A sovereign balm for every w T ound, 
A cordial for our fears. 

2 Buried in sorrow and in sin, 

At hell's dark door we lay ; — 
But we arise by grace divine, 
To see a heavenly day. 

3 Salvation !— let the echo fly 

The spacious earth around ; 

"While all the armies of the sky 

Conspire to raise the sound. 

459 &<»" -5:8, C. M. 

JESUS,— and didst thou leave the sky, 
To "bear our griefs and woes t 
And didst thou bleed, and groan and die, 
For thy rebellious foes ? 

2 Well might the heavens with wonder view 

A love so strange as thine ! 
No thought of angels ever knew 
Compassion so divine ! 

3 Is there a heart that will not bend 

To thy divine control ? 
Descend, sovereign love, descend, 
And melt that stubborn soul. 

4 Oh ! may our willing hearts confess 

Thy sweet, thy gentle sway ; 
Glad captives of thy matchless grace, 
Thy righteous rule obey. 



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460 Isaiah 5/ : /, 2. C. M, 

ET every mortal ear attend, 
I And every heart rejoice ; 
The trumpet of the gospel sounds, 
With an inviting voice. 



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2 Ho ! all ye hungry, starving souls, 

That feed upon the wind, 
And vainly strive with earthly toys 
To till th' immortal mind, — 

3 Eternal wisdom has prepared 

A soul-reviving feast, 
And bids your longing appetites 
The rich provision taste. 

4 Ho ! ye that pant for living streams, 

And pine away and die — 
Here you may quench your raging thirst 
With springs that never dry. 

5 Rivers of love and mercy here 

In a rich ocean join ; 
Salvation in abundance flows, 
Like floods of milk and wine. 

6 The happy gates of gospel grace 

Stand open night and day ; — 
Lord — we are come to seek supplies, 
And drive our wants away. 

461 'Proverbs // .• 30. 7s. 

"TTTOULD you win a soul to God \ 
VV Tell him of a Saviour's blood, 
Once for dying sinners spilt, 
To atone for all their guilt. 

2 Tell him, — it was sovereign grace 
Led thee first to seek his face ; 
Made thee choose the better part, 
Wrought salvation in thy heart. 



3 Tell him of that liberty, 
Wherewith Jesus makes thee free ! 
Sweetly speak of sins forgiven, 
Earnest of the joys of heaven. 

462 'Iter. 22: 17. S.M. 

COME to the land of peace ; 
From shadows come aw^ay ; 
Where all the sounds of weeping cease, 
And storms no more have sway. 

2 Fear hath no dwelling here ; 

But pure repose and love 
Breathe through the bright, celestial air 
The spirit of the dove. 

3 Come to the bright and blest, 

Gathered from every land ; 
For here thy soul shall find its rest 
Amid the shining band. 

463 ^ cts / ? •• **■ £• M - 

X) EPENT ! the voice celestial cries, 
Jl V Nor longer dare delay : 
The soul that scorns the mandate dies, 
And meets a fiery day. 

2 No more the sovereign eye of God 

O'erlooks the crimes of men ; 
His heralds now are sent abroad 
To warn the world of sin. 

3 O sinners ! in his presence bow, 

And all your guilt confess ; 
Accept the offered Saviour now, 
Nor trifle with his grace. 

4 Soon will the awful trumpet sound, 

And call you to his bar ; 
His mercy knows tli' appointed bound, 
And yields to justice there. 



o-2 WHY Or 6^Z7\-4TIO.Y. 

5 Amazing- love — that jet will call, 
And yet prolong our days ! 
Our hearts, subdued by goodness, fall, 
And weep, and love, and praise. 

464 -*■*• " * "• ~ s d ' 6s - 

DROOPIXG souls, no longer mourn, 
Jesus still is precious ; 

If to him you now return. 

Heaven will be propitious ; 
Jesus now is passing by. 

Calling wanderers near him : 
Drooping souls, you need not die, 

Go to him and hear him ! 

2 He has pardons, full and free, 

Drooping souls to gladden ; 
Still he cries — "Come unto me, 

Weary, heavy-laden ! " 
Though your sins like mountains high, 

Rise, and reach to heaven. 
Soon as you on him rely, 

All shall be forgiven. 

3 Precious is the Saviour's name, 

Dear to all that love him : 
He to save the dying came ; — 

Go to him and prove him ! 
Wandering sinners, now return ; 

Contrite souls, believe him ! 
Jesus calls you, cease to mourn ; 

Worship him ; receive him. 

465 cm. 

THE Saviour calls ! let every ear 
Attend the heavenly sound : 
Ye doubting souls, dismiss your fear 
Hope smiles reviving round. 



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2 For every thirsty, longing heart 

Here streams of bounty flow ; 
And life, and health, and bliss impart 
To banish mortal woe. 

3 Here springs of sacred pleasure rise 

To ease your every pain — 
Immortal fountain ! full supplies ! — 
Nor shall you thirst in vain. 

4 Dear Saviour, draw reluctant hearts ! 

To thee let sinners fly, 
And take the bliss thy love imparts, 
And drink and never die. 

466 Mafi - 22 •• / - // - c ' M - 

LORD, we adore thy boundless grace, 
The heights and depths unknown, 
Of pardon, life, and joy, and peace, 
In thy beloved Son. 

2 Come, all ye pining, hungry poor, 

The Saviour's bounty taste ; 
Behold a never-failing store 
For every willing guest. 

3 Here shall your numerous wants receive 

A free, a full supply ; 
He has unmeasured bliss to give, 
And joys that never die. 

4 Lord, bring unwilling souls to thee 

With sweet, resistless power ; 
Thy boundless grace let rebels see, 
And at thy feet adore. 

467 &***• so : 37. C. M. 

INQUIRE, ye pilgrims ! for the way 
That leads to Zion's hill, 
And thither set your steady face, 
With a determined will. 



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2 Oil ! come, and to Ms temple haste, 

And seek his favor there ; 
Before his footstool humbly how, 
And ponr your fervent prayer. 

3 Oh ! come and join your souls to God 

In everlasting bands ; 
Accept the blessings he bestows, 
With thankful hearts and hands. 

^68 Isaiah 32:2. .Z.J/". 

HASTE, traveler, haste ! the night comes on, 
And many a shining hour is gone ; 
The storm is gathering in the west, 
And thou far off from home and rest. 

2 The rising tempest sweeps the sky ; 
The rains descend, the winds are high ; 
The waters swell, and death and fear 
Beset thy path, nor refuge near. 

3 Oh, yet a shelter you may gain, 
A covert from the wind and rain ; 
A hiding-place, a rest, a home, 

A refuge from the wrath to come ! 

4 Then linger not in all the plain ; 
Flee for thy life ; the mountain gain ; 
Look not behind ; make no delay ; 
Oh, speed thee, speed thee on thy way ! 

469 John/ 2: 2/. Z.M. 

OULD you see Jesus ! come with prayer, 
And heart repentant, to his feet ; 
None who will rightly seek him there, 
Shall fail his face of love to greet. 






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"Would you see Jesus \ come with faith, 
And search the word his grace hath given, 

For help and guidance in the path 
That leads to his abode in heaven. 



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3 Would you see Jesus % clay by day 
Let thought and converse be on high, 
And hastening on the heavenward way, 
With Jesus live, with Jesus die. 

Matt. 7: 7* Z»M. 

INFINITE Love ! what precious stores 
Thy mercy has prepared for us ! 
The costliest gems, the richest ores 
Could never have endowed us thus. 

2 But thy soft hand, O gracious Lord ! 
Can draw from suffering souls the sting : 

And thy rich bounty to our board 

Can bread for hungering sinners bring. 

3 How rich the grace ! the gift how free ! 
'Tis only ask — it shall be given ; 

'Tis only knock, and thou shalt see 
The opening door that leads to heaven. 

4 Oh ! then arise and take the good 
So full and freely proffered thee, 

Remembering that it cost the blood 
Of Him who died on Calvary. 

471 Luke to.- 12. Z.M. 

HY will ye waste on trifling cares 
That life which God' s compassion spares % 
While, in the various range of thought, 
The one thing needful is forgot ? 

2 Shall God invite you from above ? 
Shall Jesus urge his dying love % 
Shall troubled conscience give you pain ? 
And all these pleas unite in vain 1 

3 Not so your eyes will always view 
Those objects winch you now pursue : 
Not so will heaven and hell appear, 
When death' s decisive hour is near. 



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4 Almighty God ! thy grace impart ; 
Fix deep conviction on each heart ; 
Nor let us waste on trifling cares 
That life which thy compassion spares. 

472 Psalm $8. Z.M. 

WHILE life prolongs its precious light, 
Mercy is found, and peace is given ; 
Bnt soon, ah ! soon, approaching night 
Shall blot out every hope of heaven. 

2 While God invites, how blest the day ! 

How sweet the gospel' s charming sound ! 
Come, sinners, haste, oh, haste away, 
While yet a pardoning God is found. 

3 Soon, borne on time' s most rapid wing, 

Shall death command you to the grave, 
Before his bar your spirits bring, 
And none be found to hear or save. 

4 In that lone land of deep despair 

No Sabbath's heavenly light shall rise ; 
No God regard your bitter prayer, 
Nor Saviour call you to the skies. 

5 Now God invites — how blest the day ! 

How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! 
Come, sinners, haste, oh, haste away, 
While yet a pardoning God is found. 

473 Gru.0:3. L.M. 

AY, sinner ! hath a voice within 
Oft whispered to thy secret soul, 
Urged thee to leave the ways of sin, 
And yield thy heart to God' s control % 

Sinner ! it was a heavenly voice, — 

It was the Spirit's gracious call ; 
It bade thee make the better choice, 

And haste to seek in Christ thine all. 



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3 Spurn not the call to life and light ; 

Regard, in time, the warning kind ; 
That call thou may'st not always slight, 
And yet the gate of mercy find. 

4 God's Spirit will not always strive 

With hardened, self-destroying man ; 
Ye who persist his love to grieve, 
May never hear his voice again. 

5 Sinner ! perhaps, this very day, 

Thy last accepted time may he : 
Oh ! should st thou grieve him now away, 
Then hope may never beam on thee. 

474 Malf - // • **. Z. M. 

COME, weary souls, with sins distressed, 
Come, and accept the promised rest ; 
The Saviour' s gracious call obey, 
And cast your gloomy fears away. 

2 Oppressed with guilt, — a painful load, — 
Oh, come and bow before your God ! 
Divine compassion, mighty love 

Will all that painful load remove. 

3 Here mercy's boundless ocean flows, 

To cleanse your guilt and heal your woes ; 
Pardon, and life, and endless peace — 
How rich the gift, how free the grace ! 

4 Dear Saviour ! let thy powerful love 
Confirm our faith, our fears remove ; 
Oh, sweetly reign in every breast, 
And guide us to eternal rest. 

475 Jratt.f/ : 7S-30. JL.M. 

" /^iOME hither, all ye weary souls ; 
V_y Ye heavy-laden sinners, come ! 
I'll give you rest from all your (oils, 
And raise you to my heavenly home. 



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2 " They shall find rest who learn of me : 

I'm of a meek and lowly mind ; 
But passion rages like the sea, 
And pride is restless as the wind. 

3 u Blest is the man whose shoulders take 

My yoke, and bear it with delight : 
My yoke is easy to his neck, 
My grace shall make the burden light." 

4 Jesus, we come at thy command ; 

With faith, and hope, and humble zeal ; 
Resign our spirits to thy hand, 
To mould and guide us at thy will. 



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476 Isaiah 55 : / . Z . Ml 

O ! every one that thirsts ! draw nigh ; 
! T is God invites the fallen race ; 
Mercy and free salvation buy, 
Buy wine, and milk, and gospel grace. 

2 Come to the living waters, come ; 

Sinners ! obey your Maker's voice ; 
Return, ye weary wanderers ! home, 
And in redeeming love rejoice. 

477 Her.. 3: 20. Z.M. 

BEHOLD a Stranger at the door : 
He gently knocks, has knocked before ; 
Has waited long, is waiting still : 
You treat no other friend so ill. 

2 Oh, lovely attitude ! he stands 
With melting heart, and open hands : 
Oh, matchless kindness !— and he shows 
This matchless kindness to his foes ! 

3 Rise, touched with gratitude divine, 
Turn out his enemy and thine ; 
Turn out thy soul-enslaving sin, 
And let the heavenly Stranger in. 



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4 Oh, welcome him, the Prince of Peace ! 
Now may his gentle reign increase ! 
Throw wide the door, each willing mind ; 
And be his empire all mankind. 

473 JBH. I: /e. CM. 

COME, trembling sinner, in whose breast 
A thousand thoughts revolve ; 
Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed, 
And make this last resolve : — 

2 "I'll go to Jesus, though my sins 

Like mountains round me close ; 
I know his courts, I'll enter in, 
Whatever may oppose. 

3 "Prostrate I '11 lie before his throne, 

And there my guilt confess ; 
I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone, 
Without his sovereign grace. 

4 "Perhaps he will admit my plea, 

Perhaps will hear my prayer ; 
But if I perish, I will pray, 
And perish only there. 

5 "I can but perish if I go ; 

I am resolved to try ; 
For if I stay away, I know 
I must forever die." 

479 Gen. 6; 3. C.M. 

THEEE is a line, by us unseen, 
That crosses every path, 
The hidden boundary between 
God's patience and his wrath. 

2 To pass that limit is to die, 
To die as if by stealth ; 
It does not quench the beaming eye, 
JSor pale the glow of health. 



OQQ WAY Or SAZ 7V1 2'ZO.V. 

3 Oil ! where is tins mysterious bourne 

By which our path is crossed ; 
Beyond wliich God liimself hath sworn 
That he who goes is lost \ 

4 How far may we go on to sin ? 

How long will God forbear \ 
Where does hope end, and where "begin 
The conhnes of despair \ 

5 An answer from the skies is sent, — 

"Ye that from God depart, 
While it is called to-day, repent, 
And harden not your heart." 



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480 Luke 18: J3. C. Jf. 

SIXNEE, bring not tears alone, 
Or outward form of prayer, 
But let it in thy heart be known 
That penitence is there. 

2 To smite the breast, the clothes to rend, 

God asketh not of thee ; 
Thy secret soul he bids thee bend 
In true humility. 

3 Oh ! let us, then, with heartfelt grief, 

Draw near unto our God, 
And pray to him to grant relief, 
And stay the lifted rod. 

4 righteous Judge ! if thou wilt deign 

To grant us what we need, 
We pray for time to turn again, 
And grace to turn indeed. 

431 Luke /.- : fS. C. Jf. 

RETURN, O wanderer, to thy home, 
Thy Father calls for thee : 
No longer now an exile roam 
In guilt and misery. 



?/V/7,\V/.\v; AJTD 7A) % J2\4TI0JV. % q J 

2 Return, O wanderer, to thy home ; 

Thy Saviour calls for thee : 
" The Spirit and the Bride say, Come ; " 
Oh, now for refuge tlee ! 

3 Return, O wanderer, to thy home, 

'Tis madness to delay : 
There are no pardons in the tomb ; 
And brief is mercy's day ! 

482 c*r, 

EETURX, O wanderer, now return, 
And seek thy Father s face ! 
Those new desires, which in thee burn, 
Were kindled by his grace. 

2 Return, O wanderer, now return ! 

He hears thy humble sigh ; 
He sees thy softened spirit mourn, 
AY hen no one else is nigh. 

3 Return, O wanderer, now return ! 

Thy Saviour bids thee live : 
Go to his bleeding feet, and learn 
How freely he '11 forgive. 

4 Return, O wanderer, now return, 

And wipe the falling tear ! 
Thy Father calls — no longer mourn : 
His love invites thee near. 

483 Genesis 7:1. CM. 

COME to the ark, come to the ark ; 
To Jesus come away : 
The pestilence walks forth by night, 
The arrow flies by day. 

2 Come to the ark : the waters rise, 
The seas their billows rear ; 
While darkness gathers o'er the skies, 
Behold a refuge near ! 



<£6% WAY OJ- 1 Hsl L)'A TZOJV. 

3 Come to the ark, all, all that weep 

Beneath the sense of sin : 
Without, deep calleth unto deep, 
But all is peace within. 

4 Come to the ark, ere yet the flood 

Your lingering steps oppose ; 
Come, for the door which open stood 
Is now about to close. 

434 c.m: 

TTTHEN rising from the bed of death 
VV O'erwhelmed with guilt and fear, 

I see my Maker face to face — 
Oh ! how shall I appear ! 

2 Ev'n now, while pardon may be found 

And mercy may be sought, 
My heart with inward horror shrinks, 
And trembles at the thought. 

3 When thou, O Lord ! shalt stand disclosed 

In majesty severe, 
And sit in judgment on my soul, 
Oh ! how shall I appear ! 

485 Markf8:S7* S.M. 

CHARGE to keep I have, 
A G-od to glorify, 
A never-dying soul to save, 
And fit it for the sky. 

2 To serve the present age, 
My calling to fulfill ; 

Oh, may it all my powers engage 
To do my Master's will. 

3 Arm me with jealous care, 
As in thy sight to live ; 

And oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare 
A strict account to give. 



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ir^i 7i\\'/.\>; si am TjrviTsiTioJV 263 

4 Help me to watch and pray, 
And on thyself rely, 
Assured, if I my trust betray, 
I shall forever die. 

486 *■** 

1STD canst thou, sinner ! slight 
The call of love divine ? 
Shall God with tenderness invite, 
And gain no thought of thine % 

2 Wilt thou not cease to grieve 

The Spirit from thy breast, 
Till he thy wretched soul shall leave 
With all thy sins oppressed ? 

3 To-day, a pardoning God 

Will hear the suppliant pray ; 
To-day, a Saviour's cleansing blood 
Will wash thy guilt away. 

487 Zuke *9 - ^ ■ $• m. 

ID Christ o'er sinners weep, 
And shall our cheeks be dry % 
Let floods of penitential grief 
Burst forth from every eye. 

2 The Son of God in tears, 

Angels with wonder see ! 
Be thou astonished, O my soul, 
He shed those tears lor thee. 

3 He wept that we might weep ; 

Each sin demands a tear ; 
In heaven alone no sin is found, 
And there's no weeping there. 

488 &ev.22:f7. S.M. 

a^HE Spirit, in our hearts, 
- Is whispering, u Sinner, come ; " 
The bride, the Church of Christ, proclaims, 
To all his children, " Come ! " 



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261+ 



H W } • o F 8 A L ) 'A riOJV. 

2 Let him that heareth say 

To all about him, " Come ! " 
Let him that thirsts for righteousness, 
To Christ, the fountain, come ! 

3 Yes, whosoever will, 

Oh ! let him freely come, 
And freely drink the stream of life ; 
'T is Jesus bids him come. 

4 Lo ! Jesus, who invites, 

Declares, " I quickly come : " 
Lord, even so ! we wait thine hour ; 
O blest Redeemer, come ! 



489 s.m. 

lE ! where shall rest be found — 
Rest for the weary soul ? 
'T were vain the ocean depths to sound, 
Or pierce to either pole. 



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2 The world can never give 

The bliss for which we sigh : 
'Tis not the whole of life to live, 
Nor all of death to die. 

3 Beyond this vale of tears 

There is a life above, 
Unmeasured by the flight of years ; 
And all that life is love. 

4 There is a death whose pang 

Outlasts the fleeting breath : 
Oh, what eternal horrors hang 
Around the second death ! 

5 Lord God of truth and grace ! 

Teach us that death to shun : 
Lest we be banished from thy face, 
And evermore undone. 



wst swing ri.wz> uvriTsirioJV, 265 

490 Mait - 2s •• /3 - s - M < 

THOU Judge of quick and dead, 
Before whose bar severe, 
With holy joy, or guilty dread, 
We all shall soon appear : — 

2 Our cautioned souls prepare 

For that tremendous day ; 
Oh ! fill us now with watchful care, 
And stir us up to pray : — 

3 To pray, and wait the hour, 

That awful hour unknown, 
When robed in majesty and power, 
Thou shalt from heaven come down ! 

4 Oh, may we all be found 

Obedient to thy word, — 
Attentive to the trumpet's sound, 
And looking for our Lord ! 

5 Oh, may we all insure 

A home among the blest ; 
And watch a moment to secure 
An everlasting rest ! 

491 2 Cor. 6:2. S. Jf. 

NOW is th' accepted time, 
Now is the day of grace ; 
O sinners ! come, without delay, 
And seek the Saviour's face. 

2 Now is th' accepted time, 

The Saviour calls to-day ; 
To-morrow it may be too late ; — 
Then why should you delay ? 

3 Now is th' accepted time, 

The gospel bids you come ; 
And every promise, in his word, 
Declares there yet is room. 
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4 Lord, draw reluctant souls, 

And feast them with thy love ; 
Then will the angels spread their wings, 
And bear the news above. 

492 *«*• *» • "■ 7s, 2>. 

SINNERS, turn, why will ye die ? 
God, your Maker, asks you— Why % 
God, who did your being give, 
Made you with himself to live ; 
He the fatal cause demands, 
Asks the work of his own hands, — 
Why, ye thankless creatures, why 
Will ye cross his love, and die \ 

2 Sinners, turn, why will ye die ? 
God, your Saviour, asks you — Why % 
He who did your souls retrieve, 
Died himself, that ye might live : 
Will ye let him die in vain \ 
Crucify your Lord again \ 

Why, ye ransomed sinners, why 
Will ye slight his grace, and die \ 

3 Sinners, turn, why will ye die \ 
God, the Spirit, asks you — Why \ 
He, who all your lives hath strove, 
Urged you to embrace his love : 
Will ye not his grace receive \ 
Will ye still refuse to live % 

O ye dying sinners ! why, 
Why will ye forever die % 

493 » *>- 

PILGRIM, burdened with thy sin, 
Come the way to Zion' s gate ; 
There, till mercy speaks within, 
Knock, and weep, and watch, and wait : 



Knock — lie knows the sinner's cry ; 

Weep — lie loves the mourner's tears ; 
Watch, for saving grace is nigh ; 

Wait, till heavenly grace appears. 

2 Hark ! it is the Saviour' s voice, 

"Welcome, pilgrim, to thy rest ! " 
Now within the gate rejoice, 

Safe, and owned, and bought, and blest : 
Safe, from all the lures of vice ; 

Owned, by joys the contrite know ; 
Bought by love, and life the price ; 

Blest, the mighty debt to owe. 

3 Holy pilgrim ! what for thee 

In a world like this remains ? 
From thy guarded breast shall flee 

Fear, and shame, and doubts, and pains : 
Fear, the hope of heaven shall fly, 

Shame, from glory' s view retire ; 
Doubt, in full belief, shall die, 

Pain, in endless bliss, expire. 

494 j&*. <r,/i. 7s. 

SINNER ! rouse thee from thy sleep ; 
Wake, and o'er thy folly weep ; 
Raise thy spirit, dark and dead ; 
Jesus waits his light to shed. 

2 Be not blind and foolish still ; 
Called of Jesus, learn his will ; 
Jesus calls from death and night, 
Jesus waits to shed his light. 

495 Matt. 11:98. 7s. 

COME, said Jesus' sacred voice, 
Come, and make my paths your choice ; 
I will guide you to your home ; 
Weary pilgrim, hither come. 



q g ?> w r of ,sal r*L ri o^y. 

2 Thou, who homeless and forlorn, 

Long hast borne the proud world' s scorn ; 
Long hast roamed the barren waste, 
AVeaiy wanderer, hither haste. 

3 Hither come, for here is found 
Balm that flows for every wound ! 
Peace, that ever shall endure, 
Rest eternal, sacred, sure. 

496 ?*« 

EARY sinner ! keep thine eyes 



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On th' atoning Sacrifice ; 



Yiew him bleeding on the tree, 
Pouring out his life for thee. 

2 Surely Christ thy griefs hath borne ; 
Weeping soul, no longer mourn ; 
Now by faith the Son embrace, 
Plead his promise, trust his grace. 

3 Cast thy guilty soul on him ; 
Find him mighty to redeem : 
At his feet thy burden lay ; 
Look thy doubts and care away. 

4 Lord, come thou with power to heal ; 
Now thy mighty arm reveal : 

At thy feet myself I lay ; 
Take, oh, take my sins away ! 

497 *« 

HASTEX, sinner ! to be wise, 
Stay not for the morrow' s sun : 
Wisdom, if thou still despise, 
Harder is it to be won. 

2 Hasten mercy to implore, 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 
Lest thy season should be o'er, 
Ere this evening' s stage be run. 



3 Hasten, sinner ! to return, 

Stay not for the morrow's snn, 
Lest thy lamp should cease to burn, 
Ere salvation's work is done. 

4 Hasten, sinner ! to be blest, 

Stay not for the morrow' s sun, 
L3st perdition thee arrest, 
Ere the morrow is begun. 

498 7s. 

BKOTHER, hast thou wandered far 
From thy Father' s happy home, 
With thyself and God at war ? 
Turn thee, brother ; homeward come. 

2 Hast thou wasted all the powers 

God for noble uses gave ? 
Squandered life' s most golden hours ? 
Turn thee, brother ; God can save. 

3 He can heal thy bitterest wound, 

He thy faintest prayer can hear : 
Seek him, for he may be found ; 
Call upon him ; he is near. 

499 Hebrews 3 : 13- 75. %>, M. 

CHILD of sin and sorrow ! 
Filled with dismay, 
Wait not for to-morrow, 
Yield thee to-day : 
Heaven bids thee come, 
While yet there's room. 
Child of sin and sorrow ! 
Hear and obey. 

2 Child of sin and sorrow, 
Why wilt thou die \ 
Come while thou canst borrow 
Help from on high : 



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Grieve not that love 
Which from above, 



Child of sin and sorrow, 
Would bring thee nigh. 

3 Child of sin and sorrow, 

Thy moments glide. 
Like the flitting arrow, 

Or the rushing tide ; 

Ere time is o'er, 

Heaven* s grace implore ; 
Child of sin and sorrow, 

In Christ confide. 

500 p-u 

CHILD of sin and sorrow ! 
"Where wilt thou flee 
Through that long to-morrow, 
Eternity ! 

Exiled from home, 
Darkly to roam. 
Child of sin and sorrow ! 
Where wilt thou flee \ 

2 Child of sin and sorrow ! 
Lift up thine eye ! 
Heirship thou canst borrow, 
In worlds on high. 
In that high home, 
Graven thy name : 
Child of sin and sorrow ! 
Swift homeward fly. 



501 TsataA 57: 90. & AT. 

"HY that soul's commotion, 
Trembling, oppressed, 
Like the troubled ocean. 
Heaving its breast i 



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Some liidden grief 
Demands relief : 
Why that soul's commotion, 
Panting for rest % 

2 Why that soul's commotion? 

Cease from thy sin : 
Choose the better portion ; 

Cleanse thee within ; 

A fountain flows 

To heal thy woes : 
Why that soul's commotion % 

Wash and be clean. 

3 Why that soul' s commotion ? 

Heaven can forgive : 
With thy heart's devotion 

Firmly believe ; 

To-day return. 

And cease to mourn : 
Why that soul' s commotion ? 

Oh, turn and live ! 

OH, turn ye, oh, turn ye, for why will ye die, 
When God in great mercy is coming so nigh ? 
Now Jesus invites you, the Spirit says, Come, 
And angels are waiting to welcome you home. 

2 And now Christ is ready your souls to receive, 
Oh ! how can you question, if you will believe 1 
If sin is your burden, why will you not come ? 
'Tis you he bids welcome ; he bids you come home. 

503 ft*. 

DELAY not, delay not, O sinner, draw near, 
The waters of life are now flowing for thee ; 
No price is demanded, the Saviour is here ; 
Redemption is purchased, salvation is free. 



£>7£ WAT OF SAZVA. TIOJV. 

2 Delay not, delay not, why longer abuse 

The love and compassion of Jesus thy God ? 
A fountain is open, how canst thou refuse 
To wash and be cleansed in his pardoning blood ? 

3 Belay not, delay not, O sinner, to come, 

For Mercy still lingers and calls thee to-day : 
Her voice is not heard in the vale of the tomb ; 
Her message unheeded will soon pass away. 

4 Delay not, delay not, the Spirit of grace 

Long grieved and resisted may take his sad flight, 
And leave thee in darkness to finish thy race, 
To sink in the gloom of eternity's night ! 

5 Delay not, delay not, the hour is at hand, 

The earth shall dissolve, and the heavens shall fade ; 
The dead, small and great, in the judgment shall stand ; 
What power then, O sinner, will lend thee its aid ! 

504 Job 22: 21. ?h. 

A CQUAINT thyself quickly, O sinner, with God, 
-LA_ And joy, like the sunshine, shall beam on thy road ; 
And peace, like the dewdrop, shall fall on thy head, 
And sleep, like an angel, shall visit thy bed. 

2 Acquaint thyself quickly, sinner, with God, 
And he shall be with thee when fears are abroad ; 
Thy Safeguard in danger that threatens thy path ; 
Thy Joy in the valley and shadow of death. 

505 * f/s&fOs. 

COME, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish : 
Come to the mercy-seat, fervently kneel ; 
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish ; 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. 



Wol&WIJfG A.V7) IJfYITATIO JV. 273 

2 Joy of the comfortless, light of the straying, 

Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure ; 
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying — 
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure. 

3 Here see the Bread of Life ; see waters flowing 

Forth from the throne of God, pure from above ; 
Come to the feast of love — come, ever knowing 
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove. 



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§06 JETeb.3.-/5. 6s & £s. 

10-DAY the Saviour caUs ! 
Ye wanderers, come ; 
Oh, ye benighted souls, 
Why longer roam % 

2 To-day the Saviour calls ; 
Oh, hear him now ; 

Within these sacred walls 
To Jesus bow. 

3 To-day the Saviour calls ; 
For refuge fly ; 

The storm of justice falls, 
And death is nigh. 

4 The Spirit calls to-day : 
Yield to his power ; 

Oh, grieve him not away : 
'T is mercy's hour. 



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507 ssd-ss, 

E 'BE traveling home to heaven above, 

Will you go ? 
To sing the Saviour' s dying love, 

Will you go 1 
Millions have reached that blest abode, 
Anointed kings and priests to God, 
And millions more are on the road, 

Will you go ? 



274 



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2 We're going to see the bleeding Lamb, 

Will you go I 
In rapturous strains to praise his name, 

Will you go ? 
The crown of life we there shall wear, 
The conquerors palms our hands shall bear, 
And all the joys of heaven we'll share, 

Will you go ? 

3 We're going to join the heavenly choir, 

Will you go ? 
To raise our voice and tune the lyre, 

Will you go % 
There saints and angels gladly sing 
Hosanna to their God and King, 
And make the heavenly arches ring, 

Will you go ? 

508 *■ 

SINKER ! come, 'mid thy gloom, 
All thy guilt confessing ; 
Trembling now, contrite bow, 
Take the offered blessing. 

2 Sinner ! come, while there ' s room — 

While the feast is waiting ; 
While the Lord, by his word, 
Kindly is inviting. 

3 Sinner ! come, ere thy doom 

Shall be sealed forever ; 
Now return, grieve and mourn, 
Flee to Christ, the Saviour. 

509 8s, 7s & 7s. 

COME to Calvary's holy mountain, 
Sinners, ruined by the fall ! 
Here a pure and healing fountain 

Flows to you, to me, to all, — 
In a full, perpetual tide, 
Opened when our Saviour died. 



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Wsl&jriJrG 9iJ\rt> /.rr/yxr/oj. <gy§ 

Come, in sorrow and contrition, 

Wounded, impotent, and blind ! 
Here tlie guilty, free remission, 

Here the troubled, peace may find ; 
Health this fountain will restore, 
He that drinks shall thirst no more — 
He that drinks shall live forever ; 

'Tis a soul-renewing flood : 
God is faithful ; God will never 

Break his covenant in blood, 
Signed when our Redeemer died, 
Sealed when he was glorified. 

510 8s, 7s d> 7s. 

OOK to Jesus ! till, reviving, 
Faith and love thy life-springs swell, 
Strength for all good things deriving ; 

Jesus hath done all things well. 
Work, while it is called to-day, 
Works which shall not fade away. 
Look to Jesus, prayerful waking 

Where thy feet on roses tread ; 
Follow, worldly pomp forsaking, 

With thy cross, where he hath led. 
Baffled shall the tempter flee, 
And God' s angels come to thee. 
Look to Jesus, when, dark lowering, 

Perils thy horizon dim ; 
Once from him a band fell cowering ; 

Calm in tempests, look on him ; 
Wind and billow, fire and flood, — 
Forward ! brave by trusting God. 
Look to Jesus still to shield thee, 

When no longer thou may'st live ; 
In that last need, he will yield thee 

Peace the world can never give ; 
He who finished all for thee 
Takes thee, then, with him to be. 



<2yQ jtat of salvation. 

511 8s, 7s & As. 

COME, ye souls by sin afflicted. 
Bowed with fruitless sorrow down, 
By the perfect law convicted, 
Through the cross behold the crown ; 

Look to Jesus ; 
Mercy flows through him alone. 

2 Take his easy yoke, and wear it ; 

Love will make obedience sweet ; 
Christ will give you strength to bear it, 
AVliile his wisdom guides your feet 

Safe to glory, 
Where his ransomed captives meet. 

3 Sweet as home to pilgrims weary, 

Light to newly opened eyes ; 
Or full springs in deserts dreary, 
Is the rest the cross supplies ; 

All who taste it 
Shall to rest immortal rise. 

512 Isaiah ,55 : /. 8s, 7s & 4-S. 

COME, ye sinners, poor and wretched. 
Weak and wounded, sick and sore, 
Jesus ready stands to save you, 
Full of pity, love and power. 

He is able, 
He is willing, doubt no more. 

2 Ho, ye needy ; come, and welcome ; 
God' s free bounty glorify ! 
True belief and true repentance, 
Every grace that brings us nigh, 

Without money. 
Come to Jesus Christ, and buy. 



WARNING AND INVITATION. £77 

3 Let not conscience make yon linger, 
Nor of fitness fondly dream ; 
All the fitness lie require tli 
Is to feel your need of him ; 

Tliis he gives you ; 
'Tis the Spirit's rising beam. 

513 8s, 7s & 4s. 

HEAR, sinner ! mercy hails you, 
Now with sweetest voice she calls ; 
Bids you haste to seek the Saviour, 
Ere the hand of justice falls ; 

Hear, O sinner ! 
'Tis the voice of mercy calls. 

2 Haste, O sinner, to the Saviour ! 
Seek his mercy while you may ; 
Soon the day of grace is over ; 
Soon your life will pass away : 

Haste, sinner ! 
You must perish if you stay. 

514 8s, 7s & Is. 

SINNEES, will you scorn the message, 
Coming from the courts above % 
Mercy beams in every passage ; 
Every line is full of love ; 

Oh ! believe it, 
Every line is full of love. 

2 Now the heralds of salvation 

Joyful news from heaven proclaim : 
Sinners freed from condemnation, 
Through the all-atoning Lamb ! 

Life receiving 
Through the all-atoning Lamb 



%yg way or salvation. 

3 ye angels, hovering round us, 
Waiting spirits, speed your way ; 
Haste ye to the court of heaven, 
Tidings bear without delay : 

Rebel sinners 
Glad the message will obey. 

515 8s, 7s d- 6s. 

WELCOME, welcome, dear Redeemer — 
Welcome to this heart of mine ; 
Lord, I make a full surrender, 
Every power and thought be thine, 

Thine entirely, 
Through eternal ages thine. 

2 Known to all to be thy mansion, 
Earth and hell will disappear ; 
Or in vain attempt possession, 
When they find the Lord is near ; 

Shout, O Zion ! 
Shout, ye saints ! the Lord is here. 

516 John * • 20 - -£• ^ 

JUST as I am, without one plea, 
But that thy blood was shed for me, 
And that thou bid' st me come to thee, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

2 Just as I am, and waiting not 
To rid my soul of one dark blot, 

To thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

3 Just as I am, though tossed about 
With many a conflict, many a doubt, 
Fightings within, and fears without, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

4 Just as I am — poor, wretched, blind ; 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind, 
Yea, all I need, in thee to find, 

O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 



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5 Just as I am — thou wilt receive, 

Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve ; 
Because thy promise I believe, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

6 Just as I am — thy love unknown 
Hath broken every barrier down ; 
Now, to be thine, yea, thine alone, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

53.7 Man. // .• ?s. z. M, 

"TT7"ITH tearful eyes I look around ; 

V V Life seems a dark and stormy sea ; 
Yet, 'mid the gloom, I hear a sound, 
A heavenly whisper, " Come to me." 

2 It tells me of a place of rest ; 

It tells me where my soul may flee : 
Oh, to the weary, faint, oppressed, 
How sweet the bidding, ci Come to me ! " 

3 " Come, for all else must fail and die ! 

Earth is no resting-place for thee ; 
To heaven direct thy weeping eye, 
I am thy portion ; Come to me." 

4 O voice of mercy ! voice of love ! 

In conflict, grief, and agony. 
Support me, cheer me from above ! 
And gently whisper, " Come to me." 

518 z.jf. 

OD of my life ! thy boundless grace, 
Chose, pardoned, and adopted me ; 
My rest, my home, my dwelling-place ; 
Father ! I come, I come to thee. 

2 Jesus, my hope, my rock, my shield ! 
Whose precious blood was shed for me, 
Into thy hands my soul I yield ; 
Saviour ! I come, I come to thee. 



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2 S W** T 0F SsiLVAl'JO JV. 

3 Spirit of glory and of God ! 

Long liast thou deigned my guide to be ; 
Now be thy comfort sweet bestowed ; 
My God ! I come, I come to thee. 

4 I come to join that countless host 

Who praise thy name unceasingly ; 
Blest Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! 
My God ! I come, I come to thee. 

519 Luke /s •' /t? - -£• -^ 

"TTTITH broken heart and contrite sigh, 

V V A trembling sinner, Lord, I cry : 
Thy pardoning grace is rich and free : 
O God, be merciful to me ! 

2 I smite upon my troubled breast, 

With deep and conscious guilt oppressed ; 
Christ and his cross my only plea : 
O God, be merciful to me ! 

3 Far off I stand with tearful eyes, 
Nor dare uplift them to the skies ; 
But thou dost all my anguish see : 
O God, be merciful to me ! 

4 Nor alms, nor deeds that I have done, 
Can for a single sin atone ; 

To Calvary alone I flee : 
O God, be merciful to me ! 

5 And when redeemed from sin and hell, 
With all the ransomed throng I dwell, 
My raptured song shall ever be, 

God hath been merciful to me ! 

520 jfeh - *■ ■■ **• ■£ • m. 

Y sufferings all to thee are known, 
Tempted in every point like me ; 
Regard my grief, regard thine own : 
Jesus, remember Calvary ! 



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ri:z>ejy2'?ijyce AjYD KBc&$>no.v or ciikist. 281 

2 For whom didst thou the cross endure % 

Who nailed thy body to the tree? 
Did not thy death my life procure ? 
Oh ! let thy mercy answer me. 

3 Art thou not touched with human woe ? 

Hath pity left the Son of Man I 
Dost thou not all my sorrows know, 
And claim a share in all my pain % 

4 Thou wilt not break a bruised reed, 

Or quench the smallest spark of grace, 
Till through the soul thy power is spread, 
Thy all-victorious righteousness. 

5 The day of small and feeble things, 

I know thou never wilt despise ; 
I know, witli healing in his wings, 
The Sun of Righteousness shall rise. 

5 21 Micak G:6S. Z. M. 

"TT7"HEREWITH, O God, shall I draw near, 
V V And bow myself before thy face ? 
How, in thy purer eyes, appear % 

What shall I bring to gain thy grace % 

2 Can gifts avert the wrath of God \ 

Can these wash out my guilty stain % 
Rivers of oil, and seas of blood, 
Alas ! they all must flow in vain. 

3 Ev'n though my life henceforth be thine, 

Present for past can ne'er atone : 

Though I to thee the whole resign, 

I only give thee back thine own. 

4 Guilty I stand before thy face ; 

On me I feel thy wrath abide ; 
'Tis just the sentence should take place ; 
'T is just, — but oh, thy Son hath died ! 



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522 Bzek. // .■ /,9. Z. M. 

H, for a glance of heavenly day, 
To take this stubborn stone away, 
And thaw, with beams of love divine, 
This heart, this frozen heart, of mine. 

2 The rocks can rend ; the earth can quake ; 
The seas can roar ; the mountains shake ; 
Of feeling, all things show some sign, 
But this unfeeling heart of mine. 

3 To hear the sorrows thou hast felt, 
Lord, the adamant would melt ; 
But I can read each moving line, 
And nothing moves this heart of mine. 

4 Thy judgments, too, which devils fear — 
Amazing thought— unmoved I hear ; 
Goodness and wrath in vain combine 
To stir this stupid heart of mine. 

5 But Power Divine can do the deed ; 
And, Lord, that power divine I need ; 
Oh, let thy Spirit now refine, 
And melt, and change this heart of mine. 



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523 iPsatmS/. Z.M. 

HOW pity, Lord ! O Lord, forgive ; 
Let a repenting rebel live ; 
Are not thy mercies large and free ? 
May not a sinner trust in thee ? 

2 Oh, wash my soul from every sin, 
And make my guilty conscience clean ! 
Here on my heart the burden lies, 
And past offences pain mine eyes. 

3 My lips with shame my sins confess, 
Against thy law, against thy grace ; 
Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, 
I am condemned, but thou art clear. 



IRE&EJVTAWCE o1jY3) 3ZECE1PTI0*Y OF C Jilt I ST. ggg 

4 Should sudden vengeance seize my "breath, 
I must pronounce thee just in death ; 
And if my soul were sent to hell, 

Thy righteous law approves it well. 

5 Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord ! 
Whose hope, still hovering round thy word, 
Would light on some sweet promise there, 
Some sure support against despair. 

524 2>saim5f. Z.M. 

A BROKEN heart, my God, my King, 
Is all the sacrifice I "bring : 
The God of grace will ne'er despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice. 

2 My soul lies humbled in the dust, 
And owns thy dreadful sentence just : 
Look down, Lord, with pitying eye, 
And save the soul condemned to die. 

3 Then will I teach the world thy ways ; 
Sinners shall learn thy sovereign grace : 
I'll lead them to my Saviour's blood, 
And they shall praise a pardoning God. 

4 Oh, may thy love inspire my tongue ! 
Salvation shall be all my song ; 
And all my powers shall join to bless 

The Lord, my Strength and Righteousness. 



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525 -£••*£ 

,H ! that my load of sin were gone ! 
Oh ! that I could at last submit 
At Jesus' feet to lay it down — 
To lay my soul at Jesus' feet ! 

Rest for my soul I long to find : 

Saviour of all, if mine thou art, 
Give me thy meek and lowly mind, 

And stamp thine image on my heart. 



gg£ war of s*Lzr*iTiojv. 

3 Break off the yoke of inbred sin, 

And fully set my spirit free : 

I cannot rest, till pure within — 

Till I am wholly lost in thee. 

4 Fain would I learn of thee, my God ; 

Thy lignt and easy burden prove ; — 
The cross all stained with hallowed blood, 
The labor of thy dying love. 

5 I would — but thou must give the power ; 

My heart from every sin release ; 
Bring near, bring near the joyful hour, 



And fill me with thy perfect peace 



526 z-m. 

SEND the joys of earth away ; 
Away, ye tempters of the mind, 
False as the smooth, deceitful sea, 
And empty as the whistling wind. 



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2 Your streams were floating me along, 

Down to the gulf of dark despair ; 
And while I listened to your song, 
Your streams had ev'n conveyed me there. 

3 Lord, I adore thy matchless grace, 

Which warned me of that dark abyss, 
Which drew me from those treacherous seas, 
And bade me seek superior bliss. 

4 Now to the shining realms above, 

I stretch my hands and glance my eyes ; 
Oh ! for the pinions of a dove, 
To bear me to the upper skies ! 

5 There, from the bosom of our God, 

Oceans of endless j)leasure roll ; 
There would I fix my last abode, 
And drown the sorrows of my soul. 



ftE2>JEJVT3UrCJB A.Y'J) ft E C £ 2> TI O.V OF CHRIST. 285 

527 £■*' 

JESUS, the sinner's Friend, to thee, 
Lost and undone, for aid I flee ; 
Weary of earth, myself, and sin, 
Open thine arms and take me in. 

2 Pity and save my ruined soul ; 

'T is thou alone canst make me whole ; 
Dark, till in me thine image shine, 
And lost I am, till thou art mine. 

3 At last I own it cannot he 

That I should fit myself for thee : 
Here, then, to thee I all resign ; 
Thine is the work, and only thine. 

4 What can I say thy grace to move % 
Lord, I am sin, — but thou art love : 
I give up every plea beside, 

Lord, I am lost, — but thou hast died ! 

528 cm. 

PROSTRATE, dear Jesus, at thy feet 
A guilty rebel lies ; 
And upward to thy mercy-seat 
Presumes to lift his eyes. 

2 If tears of sorrow would suffice 

To pay the debt I owe, 
Tears should from both my weeping eyes 
In ceaseless torrents flow. 

3 But no such sacrifice I plead 

To expiate my guilt ; 
No tears, but those which thou hast shed, 
No blood, but thou hast spilt. 

4 Think of thy sorrows, dearest Lord ! 

And all my sins forgive : 
Justice will well approve the word 
That bids the sinner live. 



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2S6 H'Al' or SaJLYslTlOJr. 

529 ■*■«#■ " • 2*- c < ~* f - 

A PPROACH, my soul ! the mercy-seat, 
J-JL Where Jesus answers prayer ; 
There humbly fall before his feet, 

For none can jjerish there. 

2 Thy promise is my only plea, 

With this I venture nigh : 
Thou callest burdened souls to thee, 
And such, O Lord ! am I. 

3 Bowed down beneath a load of sin, 

By Satan sorely pressed ; 
By wars without, and fears within, 
I come to thee for rest. 

4 Be thou my shield and hiding-place, 

That, sheltered near thy side, 
I may my fierce accuser face, 
And tell him — thou hast died. 

5 Oh ! wondrous JLove — to bleed and die, 

To bear the cross and shame, 
That guilty sinners, such as I, 
Might plead thy gracious name ! 

530 C - M - 

LORD ! at thy feet we sinners lie, 
And knock at mercy' s door : 
With heavy heart and downcast eye, 
Thy favor we implore. 

2 On us the vast extent display 

Of thy forgiving love ; 
Take all our heinous guilt away ; 
This heavy load remove 

3 'Tis mercy — mercy we implore ; 

We would thy pity move : 
Thy grace is an exhaustless store, 
And thou thyself art love. 



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2tJ£2>E.YTA„YC E AjY'IJ RECE-PTIOjY t^F CHRIST. O g y 

4 Oh, for thine own, for Jesus' sake, 

Our numerous sins forgive S 
Thy grace our rocky hearts can break : 
Heal us, and bid us live. 

5 Thus melt us all, thus make us bend, 

And thy dominion own ; 

Nor let a rival more pretend 

To repossess thy throne. 

531 Hoeeaf/>:f. CM. 

THOU, whose tender mercy hears 
Contrition' s humble sigh ; 
Whose hand indulgent wipes the tears 
From sorrow' s weeping eye ; — 

See, Lord, before thy throne of grace, 

A wretched wanderer mourn : 
Hast thou not bid me seek thy face ? 

Hast thou not said — " Return % " 

And shall my guilty fears prevail 

To drive me from thy feet % 
Oh, let not this dear refuge fail, 

This only safe retreat ! 

Oh, shine on this benighted heart, 

With beams of mercy shine ! 
And let thy healing voice impart 

The sense of joy divine. 

532 **W. 23 : 2G. C. M. 

Y God, accept my heart this day, 
And make it always thine ; 
That I from thee no more may stray, 
No more from thee decline. 



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2 Before the cross of him who died, 
Behold, I prostrate fall ; 
Let every sin be crucified, 
Let Christ be all in all. 



frd T OF 6\-l L TA 2' 1 O JY . 

3 Let every thought, and work, and word 
To thee be ever given ; 
Then life shall be thy service, Lord, 
And death the gate of heaven ! 

533 ^ w - 2s •• *»• c - M - 

"YTTELCOME, O Saviour ! to my heart ; 

V V Possess thine humble throne ; 
Bid every rival hence depart, 

And claim me for thine own. 

2 The world and Satan I forsake — 

To thee, I all resign ; 
My longing heart, O Jesus ! take, 
And fill with love divine. 

3 Oh ! may I never turn aside, 

Nor from thy bosom flee ; 
Let nothing here my heart divide — 
I give it all to thee. 



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534 f*atm5f. CM. 

GOD of mercy ! hear my call, 
My load of guilt remove ; 
Break down this separating wall, 
That bars me from thy love. 

2 Give me the presence of thy grace ; 
Then my rejoicing tongue 

Shall speak aloud thy righteousness, 
And make thy praise my song. 

3 No blood of goats, nor heifer slain, 
For sin could e'er atone : 

The death of Christ shall still remain 
Sufficient and alone. 

4 A soul, oppressed with sin's desert, 
My God will ne'er despise ; 

An humble groan, a broken heart, 
Is our best sacrifice. 



•J! ;; j>]\YJA.YCi: AA"Z> StJSCE&TIOJV OF CHRIST. 289 



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535 s - Jf - 

k H, that I could repent, 
With all my idols part, 
And to thy gracious eye present 
An humble, contrite heart ! 

2 A heart with grief oppressed 

For having grieved my God ; 
A troubled heart, that cannot rest 
Till sprinkled with Christ' s blood. 

3 Jesus, on me bestow 

The penitent desire ; 
With true sincerity of woe 
My aching breast inspire. 

4 With softening pity look, 

And melt my hardness down : 
Strike with thy love' s resistless stroke, 
And break this heart of stone. 

536 s-M. 

JESUS! I come to thee, 
A sinner doomed to die ; 
My only refuge is thy cross, — 
Here at thy feet I lie. 

2 Can mercy reach my case, 

And all my sins remove ? 
Break, O my God ! this heart of stone, 
And melt it by thy love. 

3 Too long my soul has gone, 

Far from my God, astray ; 
I've sported on the brink of hell, 
In sin's delusive way. 

4 But, Lord ! my heart is fixed, 

I hope in thee alone ; 
Break off the chains of sin and death, 
And bind me to thy throne. 
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290 Wail' OF SALVATIOW. 

5 Thy blood can cleanse my heart, 

Thy hand can wipe my tears ; — 
Oh ! send thy blessed Spirit down, 
To banish all my fears. 

6 Then shall my sonl arise, 

From sin and Satan free ; 
Redeemed from hell and every foe, 
I'll trust alone in thee. 

537 S - M - 

THOU seest my feebleness, 
Jesns, be thou my power, — 
My help and refuge in distress, 
My fortress and my tower. 

2 Give me to trust in thee ; 

Be thou my sure abode : 
My horn, and rock, and buckler be, 
My Saviour and my God. 

3 Myself I cannot save, 

Myself I cannot keep ; 
But strength in thee I surely have, 
Whose eyelids never sleep. 

4 My soul to thee alone, 

Now, therefore, I commend : 
Lord Jesus, love me as thine own, 
And love me to the end. 



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2 Behold the ark of God ! 
Behold the open door ! 
Oh, haste to gain that dear abode, 
And rove, my soul, no more. 






538 *•*£ 

H, cease, my wandering soul, 
On restless wing to roam ; 
All this wide world, to either pole, 
Hath not for thee a home. 



3i E 7>IJ.Y TAA'C E A. YD ft E C E 1> T 1 O .Y OE CHS 1ST, 291 

3 There safe thou shalt abide, 
There sweet shall be thy rest, 
And every longing satisfied. 
With full salvation blest. 



539 



AH ! what avails my strife, 
- My wandering to and fro ? 
Thou hast the words of endless life ; 
Ah ! whither should I go ? 

2 Thy condescending grace 

To me did freely move ; 
It calls me still to seek thy face, 
And stoops to ask my love. 

3 My worthless heart to gain, 

The God of all that breathe 
Was found in fashion as a man, 
And died a cursed death. 

4 And can I yet delay 

My little all to give \ 
To tear my soul from earth away, 
For Jesus to receive % 

5 Ah ! no : I all forsake, 

My all to thee resign : 
Gracious Redeemer, take, oh, take, 
And seal me ever thine ! 



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s. jr. 



540 &om<e./. S.M. 

HALL we go on to sin, 
Because thy grace abounds ? 
Or crucify the Lord again, 
And open all his wounds ? 

Forbid it, mighty God ! 

Nor let it e'er be said, 
That we, whose sins were crucified, 

Should raise them from the dead. 



%gg WAY OF SALYATIOJV. 

3 We will be slaves no more, 

Since Christ has made us free, 
Has nailed our tyrants to the cross, 
And bought our liberty. 

541 s -^ 

UNTO thine altar, Lord," 
A broken heart I bring ; 
And wilt thou graciously accept 
Of such a worthless thing \ 

2 To Christ, the bleeding Lamb, 

My faith directs her eyes ; 
Thou may'st reject that worthless thing, 
But not his sacrifice. 

3 When he gave up the ghost, 

The law was satisfied ; 
And now to its most rigorous claims 
I answer, " Jesus died." 

542 Mati * 25 ' &- c - P- M * 

"TTTHEN thou, my righteous Judge, shalt come 

V V To take thy ransomed people home, 

Shall I among them stand ? 
Shall such a worthless worm as I, 
Who sometimes am afraid to die, 

Be found at thy right hand \ 

2 I love to meet thy people now, 
Before thy feet with them to bow, 

Though vilest of them all ; 
But, can I bear the piercing thought, 
What if my name should be left out, 

When thou for them shalt call ? 

3 Lord, prevent it by thy grace, 
Be thou my only hiding-place, 

In this the accepted day ; 
Thy pardoning voice, oh, let me hear, 
To still my unbelieving fear, 

Nor let me fall, I pray. 



StETU.YT^L.YCE ffiJVD St E C J2 T 2 I O > OF CHRIST. %g$ 

4 Among thy saints let me be found, 
Whene'er the archangel's trump shall sound, 

To see thy smiling lace ; 
Then loudest of the throng I '11 sing, 
While heaven's resounding mansions ring 

With shouts of sovereign grace. 

543 c. <p. m. 

OTHOU who hear'st the prayer of faith, 
Wilt thou not save a soul from death, 
Tli at casts itself on thee ? 
I have no refuge of my own, 
But fly to what my Lord hath done, 
And suffered once for me 



2 Slain in the guilty sinner's stead, 
His spotless righteousness I plead, 

And his availing blood ; 
Thy merit, Lord, my robe shall be ; 
Thy merit shall atone for me, 

And bring me near to God. 

3 Then save me from eternal death, 
The Spirit of adoption breathe, 

His consolations send ; 
By him some word of life impart, 
And sweetly whisper to my heart, 
" Thy Maker is thy Friend." 

544 C.T.M. 

THE mind was formed to mount sublime, 
Beyond the narrow bounds of time. 
To everlasting things ; 
But earthly vapors dim her sight, 
And hang, with cold oppressive weight, 
Upon her drooping wings. 



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2 Bright scenes of bliss, — unclouded skies, 
Invite my soul ; — oh, could I rise, 

Nor leave a thought below, 
I'd bid farewell to anxious care, 
And say, to every tempting snare, — 

Heaven calls, and I must go : — 

3 Heaven calls, — and can I yet delay % 
Can aught on earth engage my stay ? 

Ah ! wretched lingering heart ! 
Come, Lord ! with strength, and life, and light 
Assist and guide my upward flight, 

And bid the world depart. 

545 C.T.M. 

LORD, thou hast won — at length I yield ; 
My heart, by mighty grace compelled, 
Surrenders all to thee : 
Against thy terrors long I strove, 
But who can stand against thy love? — 
Love conquers even me. 

2 Yes, since thou hast thy love revealed, 
And shown my soul a pardon sealed, 

I can resist no more ; 
Couldst thou for such a sinner bleed ? 
Canst thou for such a rebel plead \ 

I wonder and adore ! 

3 If thou hadst bid thy thunders roll, 
And lightnings flash to blast my soul, 

I still had stubborn been ; 
But mercy has my heart subdued, 
A bleeding Saviour I have viewed, 

And now, I hate my sin. 

4 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone — 
Come, take possession of thine own, 

For thou hast set me free ; 
Released from Satan's hard command, 
See all my powers in waiting stand, 

To be employed by thee. 



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546 john /cs - c - **• M * 

AWAKED by Sinai's awful sound, 
J_A_ My soul in bonds of guilt I found, 

And knew not where to go ; 
One solemn truth increased my pain, 
" The sinner must be born again," 

Or sink to endless woe. 



2 I heard the law its thunders roll, 
While guilt lay heavy on my soul — 

A vast oppressive load ; 
All creature-aid I saw was vain ; 
" The sinner must be born again," 

Or drink the wrath of God. 

3 The saints I heard with rapture tell — 
How Jesus conquered death and hell 

To bring salvation near ; 
Yet still I found this truth remain — 
" The sinner must be born again," 

Or sink in deep despair. 

4 But while I thus in anguish lay, 

The bleeding Saviour passed that way, 

My bondage to remove ; 
The sinner, once by justice slain, 
Now by his grace is born again, 

And sings redeeming love, 

547 M0.2tf*. ' C.&.M. 

NO room for mirth or trifling here, 
For worldly hope, or worldly fear, 
If life so soon is gone ; 
If now the Judge is at the door, 
And all mankind must stand before 
The inexorable throne ! 



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2qq v>i r or saltati oa\ 

2 Nothing is worth a thought beneath, 
But how I may escape the death 

That never, never dies ! 
How make mine own election sure ; 
And when I fail on earth, secure 

A mansion in the skies. 

3 Jesus, vouchsafe a pitying ray ; 

Be thou my Guide, be thou my Way 

To glorious happiness I 
Ah ! write thy pardon on my heart ; 
And whensoe'er I hence depart, 
Let me depart in peace. 
548 C.T.JL 

O ! on a narrow neck of land, 
'Twixt two unbounded seas, I stand, 
Secure ! insensible ! 
A point of time, a moment' s space, 
Removes me to yon heavenly place, 
Or shuts me up in hell. 

God ! my inmost soul convert. 
And deeply on my thoughtful heart 

Eternal things impress : 
Give me to feel their solemn weight. 
And save me ere it be too late ; 

Wake me to righteousness. 

Before me place, in dread array, 
The pomp of that tremendous day. 

When thou with clouds shalt come 
To judge the nations at thy bar ; 
And tell me; Lord ! shall I be there 

To meet a joyful doom ! 

Be this my one great business here, — 
With holy trembling, holy fear, 

To make my calling sure ! 
Thine utmost counsel to fulfill. 
And suffer all thy righteous will, 

And to the end endure ! 



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2iETE.YTA.VCI-: A^-7) 'J? ECE-PTIO^' OF CHRIST. 297 

5 Then Saviour, then my soul receive, 
Then bid me in thy presence live, 

And reign with thee above ; 
Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, 
And hope, in full, supreme delight, 

And everlasting love. 

549 7<- 

THOU who didst on Calvary bleed, 
Thou who dost for sinners plead, 
Help me in my time of need, 
Jesus, Saviour, hear my cry ! 

2 In my darkness and my grief, 
With my heart of unbelief, 

I, who am of sinners chief, 
Jesus, lift to thee mine eye ! 

3 Foes without and fears within, 
With no plea thy grace to win, 
But that thou canst save from sin, 

Jesus, to thy cross I fly ! 

4 There on thee I cast my care, 
There to thee I raise my prayer, 
Jesus, save me from despair, 

Save me, save me, or I die ! 

5 When the storms of trial lower, 
When I feel temptation' s power, 
In the last and darkest hour, 

Jesus, Saviour, be thou nigh ! 

550 7s, eu 

TESTIS, Lamb of God, for me 
*J Thou, the Lord of life, didst die ; 
Whither — whither, but to thee, 

Can a trembling sinner fly ! 
Death's dark waters o'er me roll, 
Save, oh, save my sinking soul ! 



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2 Never bowed a martyr' s head 

Weighed with equal sorrow down ; 
Never blood so rich was shed, 

Never king wore such a crown ; 
To thy cross and sacrifice 
Faith now lifts her tearful eyes. 

3 All my soul, by love subdued, 

Melts in deep contrition there ; 
By thy mighty grace renewed, 

New-born hope forbids despair : 
Lord ! thou canst my guilt forgive, 
Thou hast bid me look and live. 

4 "While with broken heart I kneel, 

Sinks the inward storm to rest ; 
Life — immortal life — I feel 

Kindled in my throbbing breast ; 
Thine — forever thine — I am ! 
Gflory to thee, bleeding Lamb ! 

551 ~ Mat*. // .• 28-30. Ss d' 7*< 

LABOKING and heavy-laden 
With my sins, O Lord, I roam, 
While I know thou hast invited 
All such wanderers to their home 

2 Make my stubborn spirit willing 

To obey thy gracious voice, 
At the cross to leave its burden, 
And departing to rejoice. 

3 Thy sweet yoke I 'd take npon me, 

And would learn, O Lord, of thee ; 
Thou art meek in heart, and lowly, 
Teach me like thyself to be. 

4 Laboring and heavy-laden, 

Lord, no longer will I roam : 
Here I fix my habitation, 

In thy sheltering love at home. 



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SAVIOUR of a world undone ! 

Whose dying sorrows blot the sun, 
Whose painful groans and bowing head 
Could rend the vail and wake the dead, 
Say, from that execrated tree 
Descends the ruddy tide for me % 

2 For me did he who reigns above, 
The object of paternal love, 
Consent a servant's form to bear 
That I a kingly crown might wear % 
Is his deep loss my boundless gain, 
And comes my victory from his pain % 

3 Oh, let me own the deep decree 
That wounded him and rescued me ! 
His death, his cross, his funeral sleep, 
Instruct repentance how to weep ; 

He poured for me the vital flood ; 
My tears shall mingle with his blood. 

553 Zuke 2S ' L 2 - c - * 7<r * 
THOU, from whom all goodness flows, 

I lift my soul to thee ; 
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes, 
O Lord, remember me ! 

When on my aching, burdened heart 

My sins lie heavily, 
Thy pardon grant, new peace impart ; 

Thus, Lord, remember me ! 

When trials sore obstruct my way, 
And ills I cannot flee, 

Oh, let my strength be as my day- 
Dear Lord, remember me ! / 

When in the solemn hour of death 

I wait thy just decree ; 
Be this the prayer of my last breath : 

Now, Lord, remember me ! 



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554 John ° •' r;S - 7s A 6s. 

E stand in deep repentance, 
Before thy throne of love ; 
God of grace, forgive us ; 
The stain of guilt remove ; 
Behold us while with weeping 

We lift our eyes to thee ; 
And all our sins subduing, 
Our Father, set us free ! 

2 Oh I shouldst thou from us fallen 

Withhold thy grace to guide, 
Forever we should wander, 

From thee, and peace, aside ; 
But thou to spirits contrite 

Dost light and life impart, 
That man may learn to serve thee 

With thankful, joyous heart. 

3 Our souls — on thee we cast them, 

Our only refuge thou ! 
Thy cheering words revive us, 
. When pressed with grief we bow: 
Thou bear' st the trusting spirit 

Upon thy loving breast, 
And givest all thy ransomed 

A sweet, unending rest. 

555 *••*"■ 

THOU Lord of all above, 
And all below the sky, 
Prostrate before thy feet I fall, 
And for thy mercy cry. 

2 Forgive my follies past, 

The crimes which I have done ; 
Oh ! bid a contrite sinner live, 
Through thy incarnate Son. 



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3 Guilt, like a heavy load, 

Upon my conscience lies ; 
To thee I make my sorrows known, 
And lift my weeping eyes. 

4 The burden which I feel, 

Thou only canst remove ; 
Display, O Lord ! thy pardoning grace, 
And thy unbounded love. 

5 One gracious look of thine 

Will ease my troubled breast ; 
Oh ! let me know my sins forgiven, 
And I shall then be blest. 
556 Z.M.61. 

EARY of wandering from my God, 
And now made willing to return, 
I hear, and bow me to the rod : 

Yet not in hopeless grief I mourn ; 
I have an advocate above, 
A friend before the throne of love. 

2 O Jesus, full of truth and grace, — 

More full of grace than I of sin ; 
Yet once again I seek thy face, 

Open thine arms, and take me in ! 
And freely my backslidings heal, 
And love thy faithless servant still. 

3 Thou know' st the way to bring me back, 

My fallen spirit to restore ; 
Oh, for thy truth and mercy's sake, 

Forgive, and bid me sin no more : 
The ruins of my soul repair, 
And make my heart a house of prayer. 

557 -£-^- 

TREMBLING before thine awful throne, 
O Lord ! in dust my sins I own : 
Justice and mercy for my life 
Contend ! — oh, smile and heal the strife ! 



302 WAY Or XAL }'A TJ o.v. 

2 The Saviour smiles ! upon my soul 
New tides of hope tumultuous roll — 
His voice proclaims my pardon found — 
Seraphic transport wings the sound. 

3 Earth has a joy unknown in heaven, 
The new-born peace of sin forgiven ! 
Tears of such pure and deep delight, 
Ye angels ! never dimmed your sight 

4 Ye saw of old, on chaos rise 

The beauteous pillars of the skies : 
Ye know where morn, exulting springs, 
And evening folds her drooping wings. 

5 Bright heralds of th' eternal Will, 
Abroad his errands ye fulfill ; 

Or, throned in floods of beamy day, 
Symphonious, in his presence play. 

6 But I amid your choirs shall shine, 
And all your knowledge will be mine : 
Ye on your harps must lean to hear 
A secret chord that mine will bear. 

558 &*alm 5 / .• to, C. .if. 

OH, for a heart to praise my God, 
A heart from sin set free ; 
A heart that' s sprinkled with the blood 
So freely sheet for me ! 

2 A heart resigned, submissive, meek, 

My dear Redeemer s throne : 
Where only Christ is heard to speak, 
Where Jesus reigns alone ! 

3 Oh, for a lowly, contrite heart, 

Believing, true, and clean ! 
Which neither life nor deatli can part 
From him that dwells within. 



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4 A heart in every thought renewed, 

And filled with love divine ; 
Perfect, and right, and pure, and good ; 
An image, Lord ! of thine. 

5 Thy nature, gracious Lord ! impart ; 

Come quickly from above ; 
Write thy new name upon my heart, — 
Thy new, best name of Love. 

559 »• 

SOVEREIGN Euler, Lord of aU ! 
Prostrate at thy feet I fall ! 
Hear, oh, hear my earnest cry, 
Frown not, lest I faint and die. 

2 Vilest of the sons of men, — 
Chief of sinners I have been ; 
Oft abused thee to thy face, 
Trampled on thy richest grace. 

3 Justly might thy righteous dart 
Pierce this bleeding, broken heart ; 
Justly might thy angry breath 
Blast me in eternal death. 

4 But with thee there's mercy found, 
Balm to heal my every wound : 
Soothe, oh, soothe the troubled breast, 
Give the weary wanderer rest. 

560 2 Cor. 5 : 19-21 . Z.Jf.61. 

SAVIOUE of all, what hast thou done ? 
"What hast thou suffered on the tree \ 
Why didst thou groan thy mortal groan, 

Obedient unto death for me ? 
The mystery of thy passion show — 
The end of all thy griefs below. 



ggi irAT OF SALTATION. 

2 Pardon, and grace, and heaven to buy, 

My bleeding sacrifice expired ; 
But didst thou not my pattern die, 

That, by tliy glorious Spirit fired, 
Faithful to death I might endure, 
And make the crown by suffering sure % 

3 Thou didst the meek example leave, 

That I might in thy footsteps tread ; 
Might like the Man of Sorrows grieve, 

And groan, and bow with thee my head : 
Thy dying in my body bear, 
Thy suffering, as thy giory, share. 

561 7s. 

JESUS, save my dying soul ; 
Make the broken spirit whole : 
Humble in the dust I lie : 
Saviour, leave me not to die. 

2 Jesus, full of every grace, 
Now reveal thy smiling face ; 
Grant the joy of sin forgiven, 
Foretaste of the bliss of heaven. 

3 All my guilt to thee is known ; 
Thou art righteous, thou alone : 
All my help is from thy cross, 
All beside I count but loss. 

4 Lord, in thee I now believe ; 
Wilt thou, wilt thou not forgive 1 
Helpless at thy feet I lie ; 
Saviour, leave me not to die. 



562 *•>* 

H ! wretched, vile, ungrateful heart ! 
That can from Jesus thus depart ; 
Thus, fond of trifles, vainly rove, 
Forgetful of a Saviour' s love. N 



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2 In vain I charge my thoughts to stay, 
And chide earth' s vanities away ; 
There's naught beneath a power divine, 
That can this roving heart confine. 

3 Jesus ! to thee I would return, 
And, at thy feet repenting, mourn ; 
There let me view thy pardoning love, 
And never from thy sight remove. 

4 Oh ! let thy love, with sweet control, 
Bind all the passions of my soul ; 
Bid every earthly charm depart, 
And dwell forever in my heart. 

563 jf(,n - ***** £- M - 

FORGIVE us, Lord ! to thee we cry, 
Forgive us through thy matchless grace ; 
On thee alone our souls rely, 
Be thou our strength and righteousness, 

2 Forgive thou us, as we forgive 

The ills we suffer from our foes ; 
Restore us, Lord ! and "bid us live ; 
Oh ! let us in thine arms repose. 

3 Forgive us, for our guilt is great, 

Our wretched souls no merit claim ; 
For sovereign mercy still we wait, 
And ask but in the Saviour's name. 

4 Forgive us, — O thou bleeding Lamb ! 

Thou risen, thou exalted Lord ! 
Thou great High-Priest ! our souls redeem, 
And speak the pardon-sealing word. 

564 Psalm j/ :/7, &> M, 

BROKEN heart, O Lord ! 
Thou never wilt despise ; 
'Tis written in thy word, 

This is the sacrifice : 
The sacrifice that thou wilt own — 
It is the broken heart alone. 



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■ 2 Break thou my heart, Lord ; 

The rock within me break ; 
To tremble at thy word, 

And at thine anger quake : 
Let me in deep contrition lie, 
And heave the penitential sigh. 

3 For mercy dwells with thee : 

Compassion, all divine ; 
That mercy show to me ; 

Be that compassion mine : 
For sinners did not Jesus bleed \ 
And Jesus' blood alone I plead. 

565 * John 4 .• 18. z. M. 61. 

PERFECT in love ! " Lord, can it be, 
Amid this state of doubt and sin % 
While foes so thick without, I see, 

With weakness, pain, disease within ; 
Can perfect love inhabit here, 
And, strong in faith, extinguish fear \ 

2 O Lord ! amid this mental night, 
Amid the clonds of dark dismay, 

Arise ! arise ! shed forth thy light, 
And kindle love's meridian day : 

My Saviour God, to me appear, 

So love shall triumph over fear. 

566 Job 13 .' S5. C, M. 

BE merciful to me, O God ! 
Be merciful to me ; 
For though I sink beneath thy rod, 
Yet do I trust in thee. 

2 Thou art my refuge, and I know 
My burden thou dost bear, 
And I would seek, where'er I go, 
To cast on thee my care. 



HEPE.YTA-VCi: AND H E C E ?> 21 O.Y OF C H H 1 S 2 '. £ Q y 

3 Thou knowest, Lord, my flesh how frail, 

Strong though my spirit be ; 

Oh, then, assist, when i'oes assail, 

The soul that clings to thee. 

4 And, gracious Lord, whate'er befall, 

A thankful heart be mine, — 
A heart that answers to thy call, 
One that is wholly thine. 

5 And ma}- 1 ne'er forget that thou 

Wilt soon return again, 
And those who love thy coming now 
Shall shine in glory then. 



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§67 MaU.ffiSS. 70s. 

ORD, I am come ! thy promise is my plea, 
Without thy word I durst not venture nigh ! 
But thou hast called the burdened soul to thee, 
A weary, burdened soul, O Lord, am I ! 

2 Bowed down beneath a heavy load of sin, 

By Satan's fierce temptations sorely prest, 
Beset without, and full of fears within, 

Trembling and faint I come to thee for rest. 

3 Be thou my refuge, Lord, my hiding-place ; 

1 know no force can tear me from thy side ; 
Unmoved, I then may all accusers face, 

And answer every charge, with — "Jesus died." 

568 John G: OS. Z. M, 

THOU only Sovereign of my heart, 
My Refuge, my almighty Friend — 
And can my soul from thee depart, 
On whom alone my hopes depend ! 

2 Whither, ah ! whither shall I go, 

A wretched wanderer from my Lord ? 
Can this dark world of sin and woe 
One glimpse of happiness afford ? 



SOS CHRISTIAN. 

3 Eternal life thy words impart ; 

On these my fainting spirit lives ; 
Here sweeter comforts cheer my heart, 
Than all the round of nature gives. 

4 Thy name my inmost powers adore ; 

Thou art my life, my joy, my care ; 
Depart from thee — 'tis death, 'tis more ; 
'Tis endless ruin, deep despair ! 

5 Low at thy feet my soul would lie ; 

Here safety dwells, and peace divine ; 
Still let me live "beneath thine eye, 
For life, eternal life, is thine. 



569 z.m. 

THOU, to whose all-searching sight 
The darkness shineth as the light, 

Search, prove my heart, it pants for thee ; 

Oh ! burst these bonds, and set it free. 



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2 Wash out its stains, refine its dross ; 
Nail my affections to the cross ; 
Hallow each thought ; let all within 
Be clean, as thou, my Lord, art clean. 

3 If in this darksome wild I stray, 
Be thou my light, be thou my way : 
No foes, no violence I fear, 

While thou, Almighty God, art near. 

4 When rising floods my soul o'erflow, 
AVhen sinks my heart in waves of woe, 
Jesus, thy timely aid impart, 

And raise my head and cheer my heart. 

5 Saviour, where'er thy steps I see, 
Dauntless, untired, I follow thee ; 
Oil ! let thy hand support me still, 
And lead me to thy holy hill. 



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CONFLICT WITM 8TJV. 209 

570 Jer.2:2. Z.JT. 

II ! where is now that glowing love 
That marked our union with the Lord ? 
Our hearts were fixed on things above, 
Nor could the world a joy afford. 

2 Where is the zeal that led us then 
To make our Saviour' s glory known ? 

That freed us from the fear of men, 
And kept our eye on him alone ? 

3 Where are the happy seasons spent 
In fellowship with him we loved % 

The sacred joy, the sweet content, 
The blessedness that then we proved ! 

4 Behold, again we turn to thee ; 
Oh ! cast us not away, though vile ; 

!No peace we have, no joy we see, 
O Lord our God, but in thy smile. 



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571 &*alm 6,3. Z. M. 

GOD, thou art my God alone ; 
Early to thee my soul shall cry, 
A pilgrim in a land unknown, 
A thirsty land, whose springs are dry. 

2 Oh, that it were as it hath been, 
When, praying in the holy place, 

Thy power and glory I have seen, 
And marked the footsteps of thy grace ! 

3 Yet, through this rough and thorny maze, 
I follow hard on thee, my God : 

Thy hand unseen upholds my ways ; 
I safely tread where thou hast trod. 

4 Thee, in the watches of the night, 
When I remember on my bed, 

Thy presence makes the darkness light ; 
Thy guardian wings are round my head. 



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31Q c 1/ 11IS TIA.V. 

5 Better than life itself thy love, 
Dearer than all beside to me ; 
For whom have I in heaven above, 

Or what on earth, compared with thee ? 

572 Isaiah &5 :22. Z. M. 

EE a poor sinner, dearest Lord, 
Whose sonl, enconraged by thy word, 
At mercy' s footstool would remain, 
And then would look, — and look again. 

2 Ah ! bring a wretched wanderer home, 
Now to thy footstool let me come, 
And tell thee all my grief and pain, 
And wait and look, — and look again ! 

3 Take courage, then, my trembling sonl ; 
One look from Christ will make thee whole : 
Trnst thou in him, 'tis not in vain, 
Bnt wait and look, — and look again. 

4 Ere long that happy day will come, 
When I shall reach my blissful home ; 
And when to glory I attain, 
O then I'll look, — and look again ! 



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573 ^- *& 

LEFT the God of truth and light ; 
I left the God who gave me breath, 
To wander in the wilds of night, 
And perish in the snares of death ! 

2 Sweet was his service, and his yoke 
Was light and easy to be borne : 

Through all his bonds of love I broke ; 
I cast away his gifts with scorn ! 

3 Heart-broken, friendless, poor, cast down, 
Where shall the chief of sinners fly, 

Almighty Vengeance ! from thy frown, 
Eternal Justice ! from thine eye \ 



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4 Lo ! through the gloom of guilty fears, 

My faith discerns a dawn of grace : 
The Sun of Righteousness appears 
In Jesus' reconciling face ! 

5 Prostrate before thy mercy-seat, 

I dare not, if I would, despair ; 
None ever perished at thy feet, 
And I will lie forever there. 



574 Job 20: 2. CM. 

SWEET was the time when first I felt 
The Saviour' s pardoning blood 
Applied to cleanse my soul from guilt, 
And bring me home to God. 

2 Soon as the morn the light revealed, 

His praises tuned my tongue ; 
And, when the evening shade prevailed, 
His love was all my song. 

3 In prayer, my soul drew near the Lord, 

And saw his glory shine ; 
And when I read his holy word, 
I called each promise mine. 

4 Now, when the evening shade prevails, 

My soul in darkness mourns ; 
And, when the morn the light reveals, 
No light to me returns. 

5 Rise, Saviour ! help me to prevail, 

And make my soul thy care ; 
I know thy mercy cannot fail, 
Let me that mercy share. 



575 C.M. 

TTH tears of anguish I lament, 
Here, at thy feet, my God, 
My passion, pride, and discontent, 



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And vile ingratitude. 



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2 Sure, never was a heart so base, 

So false as mine lias been ; 
So faithless to his promises, 
So prone to every sin. 

3 Reason, I hear, her counsels weigh, 

And all her words approve ; 
But still I find it hard t' obey, 
And harder yet to love. 

4 How long, dear Saviour, shall I feel 

These struggles in my breast \ 
When wilt thou bow my stubborn will, 
And give my conscience rest % 

5 Break, sovereign grace, oh, break the charm, 

And set the captive free ; 
Reveal, almighty God, thine arm, 
And haste to rescue me. 

5 1 V 6 Isaiah G6 : 2. C. 3f, 

OH ! for that tenderness of heart, 
That bows before the Lord ; 
That owns how just and good thou art, 
And trembles at thy word. 

2 Oh ! for those humble, contrite tears, 

Which from repentance flow ; 
That sense of guilt, which, trembling, fears 
The long-suspended blow ! 

3 Saviour ! to me, in pity give, 

For sin, the deep distress ; 
The pledge thou wilt, at last, receive, 
And bid me die in peace. 

4 Oh ! fill my soul with faith and love, 

And strength to do thy will ; 
Raise my desires and hopes above, — 
Thyself to me reveal. 



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577 Jer.S:22. CM. 

HOW oft, alas ! this wretched heart 
Has wandered from the Lord ! 
How oft my roving thoughts depart, 
Forgetful of his word ! 

2 Yet sovereign mercy calls — " Return ! " 

Hear Lord, and may I come % 
My vile ingratitude I mourn : 
Oh, take the wanderer home ! 

3 And canst thou, — wilt thou yet forgive, 

And bid my crimes remove ? 
And shall a pardoned rebel live, 
To speak thy wondrous love \ 

4 Almighty grace, thy healing power, 

How glorious, how divine ! 
That can to life and bliss restore 
A heart so vile as mine. 

5 Thy pardoning love, so free, so sweet, 

Dear Saviour, I adore ; 
Oh, keep me at thy sacred feet, 
And let me rove no more ! 

578 c.j& 

SEARCHER of hearts ! from mine erase 
All thoughts that should not be, 
And in its deep recesses trace 
My gratitude to thee ! 

2 Hearer of prayer ! oh, guide aright 

Each word and deed of mine ; 
Life' s battle teach me how to fight, 
And be the victory thine. 

3 Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost ! 

Thou glorious Three in One ! 
Thou knowest best what I need most, 
And let thy will be done. 
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579 Gen. S: 21. CM. 

H ! for a closer walk with God, 
A calm and heavenly frame, — 
A light to shine upon the road 
That leads me to the Lamb ! 



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2 Where is the blessedness I knew 

When first I saw the Lord ? 
Where is the sonl- refreshing view 
Of Jesus and his word \ 

3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed ! 

How sweet their memory still ! 
But they have left an aching void 
The world can never fill. 

4 Return, O holy Dove, return, 

Sweet messenger of rest 1 
I hate the sins that made thee mourn, 
And drove thee from my breast. 

5 The dearest idol I have known, 

Whate'er that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from thy throne, 
And worship only thee. 

6 So shall my walk be close with God, 

Calm and serene my frame ; 
So purer light shall mark the road 
That leads me to the Lamb. 



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580 Job2S:3,l. CM. 

H, that I knew the secret place, 
Where I might find my God ! 
I'd spread my wants before his face 
And pour my woes abroad. 

2 I'd tell him how my sins arise, 
What sorrows I sustain ; 
How grace decays, and comfort dies 
And leaves my heart in pain. 



CONFLICT WITS S1JV. S15 

3 He knows what arguments I 'd take 

To wrestle with my God : 
I 'd plead for his own mercy's sake — 
I 'd plead my Saviour's blood. 

4 My God will pity my complaints ; 

And drive my foes away ; 
He knows the meaning of his saints 
When they in sorrow pray. 

5 Arise, my soul ! from deep distress, 

And banish every fear ; 
He calls thee to his throne of grace, 
To spread thy sorrow there. 



581 Matt. 20 ; 4/. C. M. 

LAS ! what hourly dangers rise ! 
What snares beset my way ! 
To heaven, oh, let me lift mine eyes, 
And hourly watch and pray. 



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2 How oft my mournful thoughts complain, 

And melt in flowing tears ! 
My weak resistance, ah, how vain 
How strong my foes and fears ! 

3 O gracious God ! in whom I live, 

My feeble efforts aid ; 
Help me to watch, and pray, and strive, 
Though trembling and afraid. 

4 Increase my faith, increase my hope, 

When foes and fears prevail ; 

And bear my fainting spirit up, 

Or soon my strength will fail. 

5 Oh, keep me in thy heavenly way, 

And bid the tempter flee ! 

And let me never, never stray 

From happiness and thee. 



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582 cm. 

H ! could I find, from day to day, 
A nearness to my God, 
Then would my hours glide sweet away 
While leaning on his word. 



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2 Lord, I desire with thee to live 

Anew from day to day, 
In joys the world can never give, 
Nor ever take away. 

3 Blest Jesus, come and rule my heart, 

And make me wholly thine, 
That I may never more depart, 
!Nbr grieve thy love divine. 

4 Thus, till my last, expiring breath, 

Thy goodness I '11 adore ; 
And when my frame dissolves in death, 
My soul shall love thee more. 

OOO Psalm of ; ?7. C> -?^ 

THE Lord will happiness divine 
On contrite hearts bestow ; 
Then tell me, gracious God, is mine 
A contrite heart, or no ? 

2 I hear, but seem to hear in vain, 

Insensible as steel ; 
If aught is felt, 't is only pain 
To find I cannot feel. 

3 My best desires are faint and few : 

Fain would I strive for more ; 
But when I cry, "My strength renew," 
Seem weaker than before. 

4 Oh ! make this heart rejoice or ache ; 

Decide this doubt for me ; 
And if it be not broken, break — 
And heal it, if it be. 



conflict with 6'ijv. 327 

584 c.m. 

WHY is my heart so far from thee, 
My God ! my chief delight? 
Why are my thoughts no more, by day, — 
With thee, no more by night \ 

2 Why should my foolish passions rove I 

Where can such sweetness be, 
As I have tasted in thy love, — 
As I have found in thee % 

3 When my forgetful soul renews 

The savor of thy grace, 
My heart presumes I cannot lose 
The relish all my days. 

4 But, ere one fleeting hour is past, 

The flattering world employs 
Some sensual bait, to seize my taste, 
And to pollute my joys. 

5 Wretch that I am, to wander thus, 

In chase of false delight ! 
Let me be fastened to thy cross, 
Rather than lose thy sight, 

6 Make haste, my days ! to reach the goal, 

And bring my heart to rest 
On the dear centre of my soul, — 
My God, my Saviour's breast. 

585 && 

I WOULD be thine ; oh, take my heart, 
And fill it with thy love : 
Thy sacred image, Lord, impart, 
And seal it from above. 

2 I would be thine ; but while I strive 
To give myself away, 
I feel rebellion still alive, 
And wander while I pray. 



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21S CHRISTIAN. 

3 I would be thine ; but, Lord, I feel 

Evil still lurks within ; — 
Do thou thy majesty reveal, 
And banish all my sin. 

4 I would be thine ; I would embrace 

The Saviour, and adore : 
Inspire with faith, infuse thy grace, 
And now my soul restore. 

588 s.m: 

H, throw away thy rod ! 
Oh, throw away thy wrath ! 
My gracious Saviour and my God, 
Oh, take the gentle path ! 

Thou seest my heart's desire 

Still unto thee is bent ; 
Still does my longing soul aspire 

To an entire consent. 

Although I fail, I weep ; 

Although I halt in pace. 
Yet still with trembling steps I creep 

Unto the throne of grace. 

Oh, then let wrath remove 

For love will do the deed ; 
Love will the conquest gain ; with love 

Evn stonv hearts will bleed. 



587 2%alMf30. S.Jf. 

UT of the depths of woe, 
To thee, Lord ! I cry ; 
Darkness surrounds me, yet I know 
That thou art ever nia'h. 



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I cast my hopes on thee : 
Thou canst, thou wilt forgive ; 

If thou shouldst mark iniquity, 
Who in thy sight could live \ 



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3 I wait for thee ; I wait, 

Confessing all my sin : 
Lord ! I am knocking at thy gate ; 
Open, and take me in. 

4 Glory to God above ! 

The waters soon will cease ; 
For lo ! the sweet-retnrning dove 
Brings home the pledge of peace. 

5 Thongh storms his face obscure, 

And dangers threaten loud, 
Jehovah' s covenant is sure, 
His bow is in the cloud. 



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588 Tsalm 25. S. M. 

LIFT my soul to God, 
My trust is in his name ; 
Let not the foes that seek my blood 
Still triumph in my shame. 

2 From the first dawning light 
Till the dark evening rise, 

For thy salvation, Lord ! I wait 
With ever-longing eyes. 

3 Remember all thy grace, 
And lead me in thy truth ; 

Forgive the sins of riper days, 
And follies of my youth. 

4 The Lord is just and kind, 
The meek shall learn his ways ; 

And every humble sinner find 
The methods of his grace. 

5 For his own goodness' sake 
He saves my soul from shame ; 

He pardons, though my guilt be great, 
Through my Redeemer's name. 



g<2Q CUIUS TIjIJV. 

589 Hosca 0:1. S. M. 

WHERE, O my soul, oh, where 
Thy image shall I view % 
In the light cloud that melts in air, 
Or in the early dew ! 

2 This hour, with flowing tears, 

My follies I "bewail : 
The next, my heart a waste appears, 
Where all the fountains fail. 

3 To-day, her glimmering light 

Hope kindles in my breast ; 
To-morrow, with despair' s black night, 
Sees all my soul oppressed. 

4 Oh ! my unsteadfast mind, 

Tossed between good and ill ! 
While brutes, with instinct sure though blind, 
Their Maker's law fulfill. 

5 Oh ! wavering, wretched state 

Of hope by fear subdued ! 
On thee, O Lord, for help I wait, — 
Secure my soul in good. 

590 Isaiah 51 : S. S. M. 

ND shall I sit alone, 

Oppressed with grief and fear 1 
To God, my Father, make my moan, 
And lie refuse to hear? 



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If he my Father be, 

His pity he will show ; 
From cruel bondage set me free, 

And inward peace bestow. 

If still he silence keep, 

'T is but my faith to try ; 
He knows and feels whene'er I weep, 

And softens every sigh. 






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4 Then will I humbly wait, 
Nor once indulge despair : 
My sins are great, — but not so great, 
As his compassions are. 



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591 Psalm 2.5. S.M. 

INE eyes and my desire 
Are ever to the Lord ; 
I love to plead his promises, 
And rest upon his word. 

2 Lord, turn thee to my soul ; 

Bring thy salvation near : 
When will thy hand release my feet 
From sin' s destructive snare % 

3 When shall the sovereign grace 

Of my forgiving God 
Restore me from those dangerous ways 
My wandering feet have trod ? 

4 Oh, keep my soul from death, 

Nor put my hope to shame ! 
For I have placed my only trust 
In my Redeemer's name. 

5 With humble faith I wait 

To see thy face again ; 
Of Israel it shall ne'er be said, 
He sought the Lord in vain. 

592 Hosea?f:8. 7s. 

DEPTH of mercy !— can there be 
Mercy still reserved for me \ 
Can my God his wrath forbear % 
Me, the chief of sinners, spare ? 

2 I have long withstood his grace ; 
Long provoked him to his face ; 
Would not hearken to his calls ; 
Grieved him by a thousand falls. 



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3 Kindled his relentings are ; 
Me he now delights to spare ; 
Cries, How shall I give thee np 1 — 
Lets the lifted thunder drop. 

4 There for me the Savionr stands ; 
Shows his wonnds and spreads his hands, 
God is love ! I know, I feel : 

Jesns weeps and loves me still. 

593 Mail. 5: 3. 7s, 

TTTHEN, my Savionr, shall I be 

V V Perfectly resigned to thee ? 
Poor and vile in mine own eyes, 
Only in thy wisdom wise ? 

2 Only thee content to know, 
Ignorant of all below % 
Only guided by thy light, 
Only mighty in thy might ? 

3 Fnlly in my life express 
All the heights of holiness % 
Sweetly let my spirit prove 
All the depths of humble love. 



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594 2>salm 6: 1,2. ?S. 

ENTLY, gently, lay the rod 
-X On my sinful head, O God ! 
Stay thy wrath, in mercy stay, 
Lest I sink beneath its sway. 

Heal me, for my flesh is weak ; 
Heal me, for thy grace I seek ; 
This my only plea I make, — 
Heal me for thy mercy' s sake. 

Lo ! he comes — he heeds my plea ; 
Lo ! he comes — the shadows flee ; 
Glory round me dawns once more ; 
Rise, my spirit ! and adore. 



CONFLICT WITH 6'IJV. 323 

595 7*. 

PRINCE of Peace, control my will ; 
Bid this struggling heart be still ; 
Bid my fears and doubtings cease ; 
Hush my spirit into peace. 

2 Thou hast bought me with thy blood, 
Opened wide the gate to God : 
Peace I ask — but peace must be, 
Lord, in being one with thee, 

3 May thy will, not mine, be done ; 
May thy will and mine be one ; 
Chase these doubtings from my heart ; 
Now thy perfect peace impart. 

4 Saviour ! at thy feet I fall ; 
Thou my life, my God, my all I 
Let thy happy servant be 
One forevennore with thee ! 

596 7m. 

GOD of mercy ! God of grace ! 
Hear our sad, repentant song ; 
Sorrow dwells on every face, 
Penitence on every tongue. 

2 Deep regret for follies past, 

Talents wasted, time misspent ; 
Hearts debased by worldly cares, 
Thankless for the blessings lent ; — 

3 Foolish fears and fond desires, 

Vain regrets for things as vain ; 
Lips too seldom taught to praise, 
Oft to murmur and complain ; — 

4 These, and every secret fault, 

Filled with grief and shame we own ; 
Humbled at thy feet we lie, 

Seeking pardon from thy throne. 



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God of mercy ! God of grace ! 

Hear our sad, repentant songs ; 
Oh, restore thy suppliant race, 

Thou to whom all praise belongs I 



597 John 21 : fe. 7s. 

""J IS a point I long to know, 
Oft it causes anxious thought ; 
Do I love the Lord, or no % 
Am I his, or am I not ? 



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2 Could my heart so hard! remain, 

Prayer a task and burden prove, 
Every trifle give me pain, 
If I knew a Saviour' s love ? 

3 Yet I mourn my stubborn will, 

Find my sin a grief and thrall ; 
Should I grieve for what I feel, 
If I did not love at all % 

4 Could I joy with saints to meet, 

Choose the ways I once abhorred, 
Find at times the promise sweet, 
If I did not love the Lord % 

5 Lord, decide the doubtful case, 

Thou who art thy people' s Sun ; 
Shine upon thy work of grace, 
If it be indeed begun. 



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598 '&raim 70. 7s. 

HASTEN, Lord ! to my release, 
Haste to help me, O my God \ 
Foes, like armed bands, increase ; 
Turn them back the way they trod. 

2 Dark temptations round me press, 
Evil thoughts my soul assail ; 
Doubts and fears, in ray distress, 
Rise, till flesh and spirit fail. 



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CONFLICT WITH SJJV. S^5 

3 Those that seek thee shall rejoice ; 

I am bound with misery ; 
Yet I make thy law my choice ; 
Turn, my Gk)d ! and look on me. 

4 Thou mine only Helper art, 

My Redeemer from the grave ; 
Strength of my desiring heart ! 
Do not tarry, haste to save. 

599 **«*■ **> ? s > eL 

EARKEN, Lord, to my complaints, 
For my soul within me faints ; 
Thee, far off, I call to mind, 
In the land I left behind, 
Where the streams of Jordan flow, 
Where the heights of Hermon glow. 

2 Once the morning's earliest light 
Brought thy mercy to my sight, 
And my wakeful song was heard 
Later than the evening bird ; 
Hast thou all my prayers forgot % 
Dost thou scorn, or hear them not % 

3 Why, my soul, art thou perplexed ? 
Why with faithless troubles vexed ? 
Hope in God, whose saving name 
Thou shalt joyfully proclaim, 
When his countenance shall shine 
Through the clouds that darken thine. 



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300 Galaiians 4.* fS. 7s,6L 

NCE I thought my mountain strong, 
Firmly fixed no more to move ; 
Then my Saviour was my song, 

Then my soul was filled with love ; 
Those were happy, golden days, 
Sweetly spent in prayer and praise. 



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2 Little then myself I knew, 

Little thought of Satan's power ; 
Now I feel my sins anew ; 

Now I feel the stormy hour ! 
Sin has put my joys to flight ; 
Sin has turned my day to night. 

3 Saviour, shine and cheer my soul, 

Bid my dying hopes revive ; 
Make my wounded spirit whole, 

Far away the tempter drive ; 
Speak the word and set me free, 
Let me live alone to thee. 

6^1 Psalm 3/. 7s, 6L 

LORD ! I look for all to thee ; 
Thou hast been a rock to me: 
Still thy wonted aid afford : 
Still be near, my shield, my sword ! 
I my soul commit to thee, 
Lord ! thy blood has ransomed me. 

2 Faint and sinking on my road, 
Still I cling to thee, my God ! 
Bending 'neath a weight of woes, 
Harassed by a thousand foes, 
Hope still chides my rising fears ; 
Joys still mingle with my tears. 

3 On thy word I take my stand : 
All my times are in thy hand : 
Make thy face upon me shine ; 
Take me 'neath thy wings divine ; 
Lord ! thy grace is all my trust ; 
Save, oh ! save thy trembling dust. 

4 Oh ! what mercies still attend 

Those who make the Lord their friend ! 
Sweetly, safely shall they 'bide 
'Neath his eye, and at his side : 
Lord ! may this my station be : 
Seek it, all ye saints ! with me. 






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gQ2 Psalm f 2.?. 7s,Gl. 

LORD, before thy throne we bend ; 
Now to thee our prayers ascend : 
Servants to our Master true, 
Lo ! we yield thee homage due : 
Children, to thy throne we fly, 
Abba, Father, hear our cry ! 

2 Low before thee, Lord ! we bow, 
We are weak — but mighty thou : 
Sore distressed, yet suppliant still, 
Here we wait thy holy will ; 
Bound to earth, and rooted here, 
Till our Saviour God appear. 

3 Leave us not beneath the power 
Of temptation' s darkest hour : 
Swift to seal their captives' doom, 
See our foes exulting come ! 
Jesus, Saviour ! yet be nigh, 
Lord of life and victory. 



OTHOU God who hearest prayer 
Every hour and everywhere ! 
For his sake, whose blood I plead, 
Hear me in my hour of need : 
Only hide not now thy face, 
God of all-sufficient grace ! 

Hear and save me, gracious Lord ! 
For my trust is in thy word ; 
Wash me from the stain of sin, 
That thy peace may rule within : 
May I know myself thy child, 
Ransomed, pardoned, reconciled. 



7s, 61. 



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J J g CHRIS TIA JV. 

3 Leave me not, my Strength, my Trust ! 
Oh, remember I'm but dust ! 
Leave me not again to stray ; 
Leave me not the tempter' s prey ; 
Fix my heart on things above ; 
Make me happy in thy love. 

604 7s, 6i. 

rEARY, Lord, of struggling here 
With this constant doubt and fear, 
Burdened by the pains I bear, 
And the trials I must share — 
Help me, Lord, again to flee 
To the rest that's found in thee. 

2 "Weakened by the wayward will 
Which controls, yet cheats me still ; 
Seeking something undefined 
With an earnest, darkened mind — 
Help me, Lord, again to flee 

To the light that breaks from thee. 

3 Fettered by this earthly scope 
In the reach and aim of hope, 
Fixing thought in narrow bound 
AY here no living truth is found — 
Help me, Lord, again to flee 

To the hope that ' s fixed in thee. 

4 Fettered, burdened, wearied, weak, 
Lord, once more thy grace I seek ; 
Turn, oh turn me not away, 

Help me, Lord, to watch and pray — 
That I never more may flee 
From the rest that ' s found in thee. 

605 7s, !D. 

JESUS! lover of my soul, 
Let me to thy bosom fly 
While the billows near me roll, 
While the tempest still is high. 



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329 



Hide me, my Saviour ! hide, 

Till the storm of life is past ; 
Safe into the haven guide ; 

Oh, receive my soul at last ! 

2 Other refuge have I none ; 

Hangs my helpless soul on thee ; 
Leave, ah ! leave me not alone, 

Sail support and comfort me. 
All my trust on thee is stayed ; 

All my help from thee I bring ; 
Cover my defenceless head 

With the shadow of thy wing. 

3 Thou, O Christ ! art all I want ; 

More than all in thee I find ; 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, 

Heal the sick, and lead the blind. 
Just and holy is thy name, 

I am all unrighteousness ; 
Yile and full of sin I am, 

Thou art full of truth and grace. 

4 Plenteous grace with thee is found, — 

Grace to pardon all my sin ; 
Let the healing streams abound, 

Make and keep me pure within ; 
Thou of life the fountain art, 

Freely let me take of thee ; 
Spring thou up within my heart, 

Rise to all eternity. 

606 ft* *. 

LORD, thou art my rock of strength, 
And my home is in thine arms ; 
Thou wilt send me help at length, 

And I feel no wild alarms : 
Sin nor death can pierce the shield 
Thy defence has o'er me thrown. 
Up to thee myself I yield, 
And my sorrows are thine own. 



330 cjsr&isTJjijr. 

2 When my trials tarry long 

Unto thee I look and wait ; 
Knowing none, though keen and strong, 

Can my trust in thee abate ; 
And this faith I long have nursed, 

Conies alone, O God, from thee ; 
Thou my heart didst open first, 

Thou didst set this hope in me. 

3 Let thy mercy' s wings be spread 

O'er me, keep me close to thee ; 
In the peace thy love doth shed, 

Let me dwell eternally ! 
Be my all : in all I do, 

Let me only seek thy will ; 
Let my heart to thee be true 

And thus peaceful, calm, and still. 



607 **> ®- 

JESUS, merciful and mild, 
Lead me as a helpless child: 
On no other arm but thine 
Would my weary soul recline ; 
Thou art ready to forgive, 
Thou canst bid the sinner live — 
Guide the wanderer, day by day, 
In the strait and narrow way. 

2 Thou canst fit me by thy grace 
For the heavenly dwelling-place ; 
All thy promises are sure, 
Ever shall thy love endure ; 
Then what more could I desire, 
How to greater bliss aspire I 
All I need, in thee I see, 
Thou art all in all to me. 



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Jesus, Saviour all divine, 
Hast thou made me truly thine '\ 
Hast thou bought me by thy blood ? 
Reconciled my heart to God ? 
Hearken to my tender prayer, 
Let me thine own image bear ; 
Let me love thee more and more, 
Till I reach heaven' s blissful shore. 



608 7s, 2>. 

DOES the Gospel word proclaim 
Rest for those that weary be % 
Then, my soul, advance thy claim — 
Sure that promise speaks to thee ! 
Marks of grace I cannot show, 

All polluted is my best ; 
But I weary am, I know, 
And the weary long for rest. 



Burdened with a load of sin, 
Harassed with, tormenting doubt 



Hourly conflicts from within, 
Hourly crosses from without ; 

All my little strength is gone, 
Sink I must without supply ; 

Sure upon the earth is none 
Can more weary be than I. 

In the ark the weary dove 

Found a welcome resting-place ; 
Thus my spirit longs to prove 

Rest in Christ, the Ark of grace. 
Tempest-tossed I long have been, 

And the flood increases fast ; 
Open, Lord, and take me in, 

Till the storm be overpast.! 



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609 7s, ID. 

SAVIOUR, when in dust, to thee 
Low we bow th' adoring knee ; 
When, repentant, to the skies 
Scarce we lift our streaming eyes : 
Oh ! by all thy pain and woe, 
Suffered once for man below, 
Bending from thy throne on high, 
Hear thy people while they cry. 

2 By thy birth and early years, 
By thy human griefs and fears, 
By thy fasting and distress 

In the lonely wilderness : 
By thy victory in the hour 
Of the subtle tempter s power ; 
Jesus, look with pitying eye ; 
Hear thy people while they cry. 

3 By thine hour of dark despair, 
By thine agony of prayer, 

By the purple robe of scorn, 

By thy wounds — thy crown of thorn ; 

By thy cross — thy pangs and cries ; 

By thy perfect sacrifice ; 

Jesus, look with pitying eye ; 

Hear thy people while they cry. 

4 By thy deep expiring groan, 
By the sealed sepulchral stone, 
By thy triumph o'er the grave, 
By thy power from death to save ; 
Mighty God, ascended Lord, 

To th}' throne in heaven restored, 
Saviour, Prince, exalted high, 
Hear thy people while they cry. 



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610 *'*■ 

H, this soul, how dark and blind ! 
Oh, this foolish, earthly mind ! 
Oli, this froward, selfish will, 
Which refuses to be still ! 
Oh, these ever-roaming eyes, 
Upward that refuse to rise ! 
Oh, these wayward feet of mine, 
Found in every path but thine ! 

Oh, this stubborn, prayerless knee, 
Hands so seldom clasped to thee, 
Longings of the soul, that go 
Like the wild wind, to and fro ! 
To and fro, without an aim, 
Turning idly whence they came, 
Bringing in no joy, no bliss, 
Only adding weariness. 

Giver of the heavenly peace ! 
Bid, oh, bid these tumults cease ; 
Minister thy holy balm ; 
Fill me with thy Spirit' s calm : 
Thou, the Life, the Truth, the Way, 
Leave me not in sin to stay ; 
Bearer of the sinner's guilt, 
Lead me, lead me, as thou wilt. 



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BRETHREN, while we sojourn here, 
Fight we must, but should not fear ; 
Foes we have, but we ' ve a Friend, 
One that loves us to the end : 
Forward, then, with courage go ; 
Long we shall not dwell below ; 
Soon the joyful news will come, 
" Child, your Father calls — come home ! " 



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In the way a thousand snares 

Lie, to take us unawares ; 

Satan, with malicious art. 

Watches each unguarded part : 

But, from Satan' s malice free, 

Saints shall soon victorious be ; 

Soon the joyful news will come, 

" Child, your Father calls — come home ! " 

But of all the foes we meet, 

None so oft mislead our feet, 

None betray us into sin 

Like the foes that dwell within ; 

Yet let nothing spoil our peace, 

Christ shall also conquer these ; 

Soon the joyful news will come, 

"Child, your Father calls— come home !" 



612 7s, ». 

"TTTHE1N" along life's thorny road, 

V V Faints the soul beneath the load, 
By its cares and sins oppressed, 
Finds on earth no peace or rest ; 
When the wily tempter ' s near, 
Filling us with doubt and fear : 
Jesus, to thy feet we flee, 
Jesus, we will look to thee. 



Thou, our Saviour, from the throne, 
List' nest to thy people's moan ; 
Thou, the living Head, dost share 
Every pang thy members bear : 
Full of tenderness thou art, 
Thou wilt heal the broken heart ; 
Full of power, thine arm shall quell 
All the rage and might of hell. 



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Mighty to redeem and save, 
Tliou hast overcome the grave ; 
Thou the "bars of death hast riven, 
Opened wide the gates of heaven ; 
Soon in glory thou shalt come, 
Taking thy poor pilgrims home ; 
Jesus, then we all shall be, 
Ever — ever — Lord, with thee. 



613 8s&7s,2). 

JESUS, full of all compassion, 
Hear thine humble suppliant's cry : 
Let me know thy great salvation ; 
See ! I languish, faint, and die. 
Guilty, but with heart relenting, 

Overwhelmed with helpless grief, 
Prostrate at thy feet repenting — 
Send, oh, send me quick relief ! 

2 Whither should a wretch be flying, 

But to him who comfort gives \ 
Whither, from the dread of dying, 

But to him who ever lives ? 
While I view thee, wounded, grieving, 

Breathless, on the cursed tree, 
Fain I'd feel my heart believing 

Thou didst suffer thus for me. 

3 In the world of endless ruin, 

Let it never, Lord, be said, 
" Here's a soul that perished, sueing 

For the Saviour's boasted aid ! " 
Saved !-— the deed shall spread new glory 

Through the shining realms above ; 
Angels sing the pleasing story, 

All enraptured with thy love. 



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614 8s&7s,D* 

LONE, amidst the dead and dying, 
Lord, my spirit faints for thee ; 
Longing, thirsting, drooping, sighing, — 

When shall I thy presence see ? 
Oh, how altered my condition ! 
Late I led a joyous throng ; 
Looked my heart for full fruition, 
Flowed my lips with grateful song. 

2 Now the storm goes wildly o'er me, 

Waves on waves my soul confound ; 
Nought but boding fears before me, 

Nought but threatening foes around. 
Save me, save me, O my Father ! 

To thy faithful word I cling ; 
Thence, my soul ! thy comfort gather ; 

Hope ! and thou again shalt sing. 

615 8s&7*,2>. 

LORD, I hear of showers of blessing 
Thou art scattering full and free ; 
Showers the thirsty soul refreshing ; 

Let some droppings fall on me ! 
Pass me not, O gracious Father ! 

Lost and sinful though I be ; 
Thou might' st curse me, but the rather 
Let thy mercy light on me. 

2 Have I long in sin been sleeping ? 

Long been slighting, grieving thee ? 
Has the world my heart been keeping % 

Oh ! forgive and rescue me ! 
Pass me not, O mighty Spirit ! 

Thou canst make the blind to see ; 
Testify of Jesus' merit, 

Speak the word of peace to me. 



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616 Ss£7s,2>. 

FULL of trembling expectation, 
Feeling much, and fearing more, 
Mighty God of my salvation ! 

I thy timely aid implore ; 
Suffering Son of Man ! be near me, 

All my sufferings to sustain, 
By thy sorer griefs to cheer me, 
By thy more than mortal pain. 

2 Call to mind that unknown anguish, 

In thy days of flesh below ; 
When thy troubled soul did languish 

Under a whole world of woe ; 
When thou didst our curse inherit, 

Groan beneath our guilty load, 
Burdened with a wounded spirit, 

Bruised by the wrath of God. 

3 By thy most severe temptation, 

In that dark, satanic hour ; 
By thy last mysterious passion, 

Screen me from the adverse power ! 
By thy fainting in the garden, 

By thy bloody sweat, I pray, 
Write upon my heart the pardon, 

Take my sins and fears away. 

617 8s&7s,2>. 

TAKE me, O my Father, take me ! 
Take me, save me, through thy Son ; 
That which thou wouldst have me, make me, 

Let thy will in me be done. 
Long from thee my footsteps straying, 

Thorny proved the way I trod ; 
Weary come I now, and praying — 
Take me to thy love, my God ! 
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2 Fruitless years with grief recalling, 

Humbly I confess my sin ; 
At thy feet, Father, falling, 

To thy household take me in. 
Freely now to thee I proffer 

This relenting heart of mine ; 
Freely life and soul I offer — 

Gift unworthy love like thine. 



3 Once the world' s Redeemer dying, 

Bare our sins upon the tree ; 
On that sacrifice relying, 

Now I look in hojDe to thee , 
Father, take me ! all forgiving 

Fold me to thy loving breast ; 
In thy love forever living, 

I must be forever blest. 

618 •**«#• 26 : To. 7s, Gs it' 8s. 

JESUS, let thy pitying eye 
Call back a wandering sheep ; 
False to thee, like Peter, I 

Would fain like Peter weep ! 
Let me be by grace restored, . 

On me be all long-suffering sliown, 
Turn, and look upon me, Lord ! 
And break my heart of stone. 

2 Saviour, Prince, enthroned above, 

Repentance to impart. 
Give me, through thy dying love, 

The humble, contrite heart : 
Give what I have long implored, 

A portion of thy grief unknown ; 
Turn, and look upon me, Lord ! 

And break my heart of stone. 



C O JVfZ I C T It V /// S IjY . 239 

3 See me, Saviour, from above, 

Nor suffer me to die ; 
Life, and happiness, and love 

Beam from thy gracious eye : 
If thy mercies now are stirred, 

If now I do myself bemoan, 
Turn, and look upon me, Lord ! 

And break my heart of stone. 

619 / Cor. 2 : 2. 7s, Gs & 8s. 

TAIN", delusive world, adieu, 
With all of creature good ! 
Only Jesus I pursue, 

Who bought me with his blood : 
All thy pleasures I forego ; 

I trample on thy wealth and pride ; 
Only Jesus will I know, 
And Jesus crucified. 

2 Other knowledge I disdain ; 

' T is all but vanity : 
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain, — 

He tasted death for me. 
Me to save from endless woe 

The sin-atoning Victim died : 
Only Jesus will I know, 

And Jesus crucified. 

3 Him to know is life and peace, 

And pleasure without end ; 
This is all my happiness, 

On Jesus to depend ; 
Daily in his grace to grow, 

And ever in his faith abide ; 
Only Jesus will I know, 

And Jesus crucified. 






J£0 CHRISTIAN. 

620 7s, 6s & 8s. 

THOU, O Lord, in tender love, 
Dost all my burdens bear ; 
Lift my heart to things above, 

And fix it ever there ! 
Calm in tumult' s whirl I sit, 

'Midst busy multitudes alone ; 
Sweetly waiting at thy feet, 
Till all thy will be done. 

2 Careful without care I am, 

Nor feel my happy toil ! 
Kept in peace by Jesus' name, 

Supported by his smile. 
Joyful thus my faith to show, 

I find his service my reward ; 
Every work I do below, 

I do it to the Lord. 

3 To the desert or the cell, 

Let others blindly fly, 
In this evil world I dwell, 

Unhurt, unspotted, I. 
Here I find a house of prayer, 

To which I inwardly retire ; 
Walking unconcerned in care, 

And unconsumed in fire. 

621 / Tim . / : fS. 7S, Gs d' 8s. 

LET the world their virtue boast,— 
Their works of righteousness ; 
I, a wretch undone and lost, 
Am freely saved by grace ; 
Other title I disclaim ; 

This, only this, is all my plea : 
I the chief of sinners am, 
But Jesus died for me. 



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2 Happy they whose joys abound 

Like Jordan's swelling stream ; 
Who their heaven in Christ have found, 

And give the praise to him ! 
Meanest follower of the Lamb, 

His steps I at a distance see : — 
I the chief of sinners am, 

But Jesus died for me. 

3 Jesus, thou for me hast died, 

And thou in me wilt live ; 
I shall feel thy death applied ; 

I shall thy life receive : 
Yet, when melted in the flame 

Of love, this shall be all my plea, — 
I the chief of sinners am, 

But Jesus died for me. 

622 *.*-. 

JESUS demands this heart of mine, 
Demands my love, my joy, my care ; 
But ah ! how dead to things divine, 
How cold my best affections are ! 

2 'Tis sin, alas ! with dreadful power, 

Divides my Saviour from my sight ; 
Oh, for one happy, cloudless hour 
Of sacred freedom, sweet delight ! 

3 Come, gracious Lord ! thy love can raise 

My captive powers from sin and death, 
And fill my heart and life with praise, 
And tune my last expiring breath. 

623 Psalm 51. Z,.M'. 

THOU that hear' st when sinners cry, 
Though all my crimes before thee lie, 
Behold me not with angry look, 
But blot their memory from thy book. 



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2 Create my nature pure within, 
And form my soul averse to sin ; 
Let thy good Spirit ne'er depart, 
Nor hide thy presence from my heart. 

3 I cannot live without thy light, 

Cast out and banished from thy sight ; 
Thy holy joys, my God, restore, 
And guard me, that I fall no more. 

4 Though I have grieved thy Spirit, Lord, 
His help and comfort still afford ; 

And let a sinner seek thy throne, 
To plead the merits of thy Son. 

624 £•*: 

RETURN, my roving heart, return, 
And life' s vain shadows chase no more ; 
Seek out some solitude to mourn, 
And thy forsaken God implore. 

2 O thou great God ! whose piercing eye 

Distinctly marks each deep retreat, 

In these sequestered hours draw nigh, 

And let me here thy presence meet. 

3 Through all the windings of my heart, 

My search let heavenly wisdom guide ; 
And still its beams unerring dart, 
Till all be known and purified. 

4 Then let the visits of thy love, 

My inmost soul be made to share, 
Till every grace combine to prove 
That God has fixed his dwelling there. 

625 ffsASs. 

FROM the recesses of a lowly spirit, 
Our humble prayer ascends ; O Father ! hear it> 
Lpsoaring on the wings of awe and meekness ; 
Forgive its weakness ! 



COJfJFLI CT WI'l'II 6'IjY. jjlj 

2 We see thy hand ; it leads us, it supports us : 
We hear thy voice ; it counsels and it courts us : 
And then we turn away ; and still thy kindness 

Forgives our blindness. 

3 Oh, how long-suffering, Lord ! but thou delightest 
To win with love the wandering ; thou invitest, 
By smiles of mercy, not by frowns or terrors, 

Man from his errors. 

4 Father and Saviour ! plant within each bosom 
The seeds of holiness, and bid them blossom 
In fragrance and in beauty bright and vernal, 

And spring eternal. 

5 Then place them in thine everlasting gardens, 
Where angels walk, and seraphs are the wardens ; 
Where every flower escaped through death's dark 

portal, 

Becomes immortal. 

626 ^^. 

WHEN, gracious Lord, when shall it be 
That I shall find my all in thee— 
The fullness of thy promise prove, 
The seal of thine eternal love 2 

2 Ah ! wherefore did I ever doubt % 
Thou wilt in no wise cast me out — 
A helpless soul that comes to thee 
With only sin and misery. 

3 Lord, I am blind — be thou my sight ; 
Lord, I am weak — be thou my might ; 
A helper of the helpless be ; 

And let me find my all in thee. 

627 Tsalm706:l. P.M. 

"TTTILT thou not visit me? 

V V The plant beside me feels thy gentle dew ; 
Each blade of grass I see, 

From thy deep earth its quickening moisture drew. 



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2 Wilt thou not visit me % 

Thy morning calls on me with cheering tone ; 
And every hill and tree 
Lilt but one voice, the voice of thee alone. 

3 Come ! for I need thy love, 

More than the flower the dew, or grass the rain ; 
Come, like thy Holy Dove, 
And let me in thy sight rejoice to live again. 

4 Yes ! thou wilt visit me ; 

Nor plant, nor trees, thine eye delights so well 
As when from sin set free, 
Man' s spirit comes with thine in peace to dwell. 

628 cm. 

LONG- have I sat beneath the sound 
Of thy salvation, Lord ! 
But still how weak my faith is found, 
And knowledge of thy word ! 

2 Oft I frequent thy holy place, 

And hear almost in vain ; 
How small a portion of thy grace 
My memory can retain ! 

3 How cold and feeble is my love ! 

How negligent my fear ! 
How low my hope of joys above ! 
How few affections there ! 

4 Great God ! thy sovereign power impart, 

To give thy word success : 
Write thy salvation in my heart, 
And make me learn thy grace. 

5 Show my forgetful feet the way 

That leads to joys on high : 
There knowledge grows without decay, 
And love shall never die. 



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629 f±a?m/.f. Z.M. 

OW long, Lord, shall I complain, 
Like one that seeks his God in vain % 
How long my soul thine absence mourn, 
And still despair of thy return ? 

2 How long shall my poor troubled breast 
Be with these anxious thoughts oppressed % 
If thou withhold thy heavenly light, 
I sleep in everlasting night. 

3 Hear, Lord, and grant me quick relief, 
Thy mercy now shall end my grief ; 
For I have trusted in thy grace, 
And shall again behold thy face. 

630 &mlm 3/ : /o . 7s. 

OVEREXGX Ruler of the skies, 
Ever gracious, ever wise, 
All my times are in thy hand, 
All events at thy command. 

2 Times of sickness, times of health ; 
Times of penury and wealth ; 
Times of trial and of grief ; 
Times of triumph and relief ; — 

3 Times the tempter' s power to prove ; 
Times to taste a Saviour's love ; 
All must come, and last, and end, 
As shall please my heavenly Friend. 

4 O thou Gracious, Wise, and Just, 
In thy hands my life I trust ; 
Have I somewhat dearer still ? — 
I resign it to thy will. 

Z.M. 
Y God, permit me not to be 
A stranger to myself and thee ; 
Amid a thousand thought s.1 rove, 
Forgetful of my highest love. 



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2 Why should my passions mix with earth, 
And thus debase my heavenly birth \ 
Why should I cleave to things below, 
And let my God, my Saviour go \ 

3 Call me away from flesh and sense ; 

One sovereign word shall draw me thence ; 
I would obey the voice divine, 
And all inferior joys resign. 

4 Be earth, with all her scenes withdrawn ; 
Let noise and vanity be gone ; 

In secret silence of the mind 

My heaven, and there my God, I find. 

632 Psalm /SO. Z.M. 

FROM deep distress and troubled thoughts, 
To thee, my God, I raise my cries ; 
If thou severely mark our faults, 
No flesh can stand before thine eyes. 

2 But thou hast built thy throne of grace, 

Free to dispense thy pardons there ; 
That sinners may approach thy face, 
And hope and love, as well as fear. 

3 As the benighted pilgrims wait, 

And long and wish for breaking day, 
So waits my soul before thy gate : 
When will my God his face display \ 

4 My trust is fixed upon thy word, 

Nor shall I trust thy word in vain ; 
Let mourning souls address the Lord, 
And find relief from all their pain. 

5 Great is his love, and large his grace, 

Through the redemption of his Son ; 
He turns our feet from sinful ways, 
And pardons what our hands have done. 



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633 2>satm5f. Z.M. 

>H, turn, great Ruler of the skies ! 
Turn from my sin thy searching eyes ; 
Nor let th' offences of my hand 
Within thy hook recorded stand. 

2 Give me a will to thine subdued, — 
A conscience pure, a soul renewed ; 
Nor let me, wrapt in endless gloom, 
An outcast from thy presence roam. 

3 Oh, let thy Spirit to my heart 
Once more his quickening aid impart ; 
My mind from every fear release, 
And soothe my troubled thoughts to peace. 

7s. 
ORD of mercy, just and kind ! 
Wilt thou ne'er my guilt forgive \ 
Never shall my troubled mind, 
In thy kind remembrance, live % 

2 Lord ! how long shall Satan's art 

Tempt my harassed soul to sin, 
Triumph o'er my humble heart, — 
Fears without and guilt within? 

3 Lord, my God ! thine ear incline, 

Bending to the prayer of faith ; 
Cheer my eyes with light divine 
Lest I sleep the sleep of death. 

635 2>*alm ?4.6. Z. M. 

GOD of my life ! through all my days 
My grateful powers shall sound thy praise ; 
The song shall wake with opening light, 
And warble to the silent night. 

2 When anxious care would break my rest, 
And grief would tear my throbbing breast, 
Thy tuneful praises raised on high, 
Shall check the murmur and the sigh. 



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3 When death o'er nature shall prevail, 
And all my powers of language fail, 
Joy through my swimming eyes shall break, 
And mean the thanks I cannot speak. 

4 But, oh ! when that last conflict's o'er, 
And I am chained to flesh no more, 
With what glad accents shall I rise 
To join the music of the skies ! 

5 Soon shall I learn the exalted strains 
Which echo o'er the heavenly plains, 
And emulate, with joy unknown, 
The glowing seraphs round thy throne. 

636 s.m.,z). 

X WANT a heart to pray— 
-L To pray, and never cease ; 
Never to murmur at thy stay, 

Or wish my sufferings less. 
This blessing, above all — 

Always to pray — I w T ant ; 
Out of the deep on thee to call, 

And never, never faint. 

2 I want a true regard, 

A single, steady aim — 
Unmoved by threatening or reward, 

To thee and thy great name ; 
A jealous, just concern, 

For thine immortal praise ; 
A pure desire that all may learn 

And glorify thy grace. 

3 I rest upon thy w T ord — 

The promise is for me ; 
My succor and salvation, Lord, 
Shall surely come from thee ; 



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But let me still abide, 

Nor from my hope remove, 
Till thou my patient spirit guide 

Into thy perfect love. 



Ss<£4.. 



MY heart lies dead ; and no increase 
Doth my dull husbandry improve ; 
Oh, let thy graces, without cease, 
Drop from above. 

2 Thy dew doth every morning fall : 

And shall the dew outstrip thy Dove ? — 
The dew for which earth cannot call, 
" Drop from above ! " 

3 The world is tempting still my heart 

Unto a hardness void of love ; 
Let heavenly grace, to cross its art, 
Drop from above ! 

4 Oh, come ; for thou dost know the way ! 

Or if to me thou wilt not move, 
Remove me where I need not say, 
"Drop from above ! " 



LOVE me, O Lord, forgivingly ! 
Oh ! ever be my friend ; 
And still, when thou reprovest me, 
Reproof with pity blend. 

Oh, pity me, when weak I fall ! 

And as with saddened eyes 
I upward look, oh, let thy call 

Come strengthening me to rise. 

My sins, dispersed by mercy bright, 

Like clouds again grow black ; 
Oh ! change the winds that bring such night, 

And drive the darkness back. 



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350 christian. 



4 This fearful striving — let it cease ! 
Then fervent, fruitful days 
Shall yield both promise and increase, 
And make my growth thy praise. 



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639 &mim 12 . C. M. 

S pants the hart for cooling streams, 
When heated in the chase, 
So longs my soul, O God, for thee, 
And thy refreshing grace. 

2 For thee, my God — the living God, 
My thirsty soul doth pine ; 

Oh, when shall I behold thy face, 
Thou Majesty divine ! 

3 Why restless, why cast down, my soul ? 
Trust God ; who will employ 

His aid for thee, and change these sighs 
To thankful hymns of joy. 

4 I sigh to think of happier days, 
When thou, O Lord ! wast nigh ; 

When every heart was tuned to praise, 
And none more blest than I. 

5 Why restless, why cast down, my soul \ 
Hope still ; and thou shalt sing 

The praise of him who is thy God, 
Thy health's eternal spring. 



640 c.m. 

,EAR Saviour, when my thoughts recall 
The wonders of thy grace, 
Low at thy feet ashamed, I fall, 
And hide this wretched face. 



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2 Shall love like thine be thus repaid ? 
Ah, vile, ungrateful heart ! 
By earth's low cares so oft betrayed, 
From Jesus to depart. 



CONFLICT WITS A'/.\\ g£2 

S But he for his own mercy's sake, 

My wandering soul restores ; 
. He bids the mourning heart partake 

The pardon it implores. 

4 Oh, while I breathe to thee, my Lord, 
The deep repentant sigh, 

Confirm the kind, forgiving word, 
With pity in thine eye. 

5 Then shall the mourner at thy feet 
Rejoice to seek thy face ; 

And grateful, own how kind, how sweet, 
Thy condescending grace. 

S41 2 Cor. 4.-/S. CM. 

,11 ! could our thoughts and wishes fly, 
Above these gloomy shades, 
T.o those bright worlds, beyond the sky, 
Which sorrow ne'er invades ! — 



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2 There, joys, unseen by mortal eyes, 

Or reason' s feeble ray, 
In ever-blooming prospects rise, 
Unconscious of decay. 

3 Lord ! send a beam of light divine, 

To guide our upward aim ; 
With one reviving touch of thine, 
Our languid hearts inflame. 

4 Oh ! then, on faith' s sublimest wing, 

Our ardent hope shall rise 
To those bright scenes, where pleasures spring 
Immortal in the skies. 

642 Eph.e.'U* Z.M. 

STAND up, my soul, shake off thy fears, 
And gird the gospel armor on ; 
March to the gates of endless joy, 

Where Jesus, thy Great Captain ' s gone. 



35% cirfiis2'iAjv. 

2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course ; 

But hell and sin are vanquished foes ; 
Thy Saviour nailed them to the cross, 
And sung the triumph when he rose. 

3 Then let my soul march boldly on, — 

Press forward to the heavenly gate ; 
There peace and joy eternal reign, 

And glittering robes for conquerors wait. 

4 There shall I wear a starry crown, 

And triumph in almighty grace, 
While all the armies of the skies 
Join in my glorious Leader' s praise. 

043 Isaiah 10: 2S -3 J. L.M. 

A WAKE, our souls ! away, our fears ! 
J-JL Let every trembling thought be gone ; 
Awake, and run the heavenly race, 

And put a cheerful courage on ! 

2 True, 'tis a strait and thorny road, 

And mortal spirits tire and faint ; 
But they forget the mighty God, 

Who feeds the strength of every saint — 

3 The mighty God, whose matchless power 

Is ever new and ever young, 
And firm endures, while endless years* 
Their everlasting circles run. 



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4 From thee, the overflowing spring, 

Our souls shall drink a fresh supply ; 

While such as trust their native strength 

Shall melt away, and droop, and die. 

5 Swift as an eagle cuts the air, 

We'll mount aloft to thine abode ; 
On wings of love our souls shall fly, 
Nor tire amid the heavenly road ! 



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Z.M. 

AWAKE, my soul ! lift up thine eyes ; 
-£±- See where thy foes against thee rise, 
In long array, a numerous host ; 
Awake, my soul ! or thou art lost. 

2 See where rebellious passions rage, 
And fierce desires and lusts engage ; 
The meanest foe of all the train 

Has thousands and ten thousands slain. 

3 Thou treadest on enchanted ground ; 
Perils and snares beset thee round ; 
Beware of all, guard every part — 
But most the traitor in thy heart. 

4 The terror and the charm repel, 

The powers of earth, and powers of hell ; 
The Man of Calvary triumphed here : 
Why should his faithful followers fear ? 

5 Come then, my soul ! now learn to wield 
The weight of thine immortal shield ; 
Put on the armor, from above, 

Of heavenly truth, and heavenly love. 

jnu7.j.*/4. CM. 

AWAKE, my soul, stretch every nerve, 
JlJL- And press with vigor on ; 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal, 

And an immortal crown. 

2 A cloud of witnesses around 

Hold thee in full survey ; 
Forget the steps already trod, 
And onward urge thy way. 

3 'Tis God's all-animating voice, 

That calls thee from on high ; 
'Tis his own hand presents the prize 
To thine aspiring eye. 



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4 Blest Saviour, introduced by thee, 
Have I my race begun ; 
And, crowned with victory, at thy feet 
I '11 lay my honors down. 



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646 c.-m. 

M I a soldier of the cross, 
A follower of the Lamb ? 
And shall I fear to own his cause, 
Or blush to speak his name \ 

2 Must I be carried to the skies 
On flowery beds of ease ? 

While others fought to win the prize, 
And sailed through bloody seas ? 

3 Are there no foes for me to face % 
Must I not stem the flood \ 

Is this vile world a friend to grace, 
To help me on to God ? 

4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign ; 
Increase my courage, Lord ! 

I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by thy word. 

5 Thy saints, in all this glorious war, 
Shall conquer, though they die ; 

They view the triumph from afar, 
And seize it with their eye. 

6 When that illustrious day shall rise, 
And all thy armies shine 

In robes of victory through the skies, 
The glory shall be thine. 

647 2Tim.f?f2. CM. 

'M not ashamed to own my Lord, 
Or to defend his cause ; 
Maintain the honor of his word, 
The glory of his cross. 



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EJVCOV HA G EM /J.YTS. 



355 



2 Jesus, my God !— I know his name — 

His name is all my trust ; 
Nor will he put my soul to shame, 
Nor let my hope be lost. 

3 Firm as his throne his promise stands, 

And lie can well secure 
What I've committed to his hands, 
Till the decisive hour. 

4 Then will he own my worthless name 

Before his Father's face, 
And in the New Jerusalem 
Appoint my soul a place. 

Bph.2: 8. 

A MAZING grace ! how sweet the sound 
jlx That saved a wretch like me ! 
I once was lost, Ibut now am found — 

Was blind, but now I see. 

2 'T was grace that taught my heart to fear, 

And grace my fears relieved ; 
How precious did that grace appear, 
The hour I first believed ! 

3 Through many dangers, toils, and snares, 

I have already come ; 
'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, 
And grace will lead me home. 

4 Yea — when this flesh and heart shall fail, 

And mortal life shall cease, 
I shall possess, within the vail, 
A life of joy and peace. 

5 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, 

The sun forbear to shine ; 
But God, who called me here below, 
Will be forever mine. 



CM. 



J£tf CHRISTIAN. 

(J49 Tsaiah £.0: 28-3 f. CM. 

WHENCE do our mournful thoughts arise, 
And where's our courage tied? 
Has restless sin, or raging hell, 
Struck all our comforts dead \ 

2 Have we forgot th' almighty Name 

That formed the earth and sea i 
And can an all-creating arm 
Grow weary or decay \ 

3 Treasures of everlasting might 

In our Jehovah dwell ; 
He gives the conquest to the weak, 
And treads their foes to hell. 

4 Mere mortal power shall fade and die, 

And youthful vigor cease ; 
But we who wait upon the Lord 
Shall feel our strength increase. 

5 The saints shall mount on eagles' wings, 

And taste the promised bliss, 
Till their unwearied feet arrive 
Where perfect pleasure is. 

650 Heb - // ■' /3 - C ' M. 

~P ISE, O my soul, pursue the path 
-L V By ancient worthies trod ; 
Aspiring, view those holy men 
Who lived and walked with God. 

2 Though dead, they speak in reason's ear, 

And in example live ; 
Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds 
Still fresh instruction give. 

3 'T was through the Lamb's most precious blood 

They conquered every foe ; 
And to his power and matchless grace 
Their crowns of life they owe. 



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357 



4 Lord, may I ever keep in view 
The patterns thou hast given, 
And ne'er forsake the blessed road 
That led them safe to heaven. 

Isaiah 26:3. 

IN time of fear, when trouble 's near, 
I look to thine abode ; 
Though helpers fail, and foes prevail, 
I'll put my trust in God. 

2 And what is life, 'mid toil and strife % 

What terror has the grave ? 
Thine arm of power, in peril's hour, 
The trembling soul w T ill save. 

3 In darkest skies, though storms arise, 

I will not be dismayed : 
O God of light, and boundless might, 
My soul on thee is stayed ! 



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ING, all ye ransomed of the Lord, 
Your great Deliverer sing : 
Ye pilgrims, now for Zion bound, 
Be joyful in your King. 

2 His hand divine shall lead you on, 

Through all the blissful road ; 
Till to the sacred mount you rise, 
And see your gracious God. 

3 Bright garlands of immortal joy 

Shall bloom on every head ; 
While sorrow, sighing, and distress, 
Like shadows, all are fled. 

4 March on in your Redeemer's strength ; 

Pursue his footsteps still ; 
And let the prospect cheer your eye, 
While laboring up the hill. 



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35$ cuius risi.v. 

653 C 'M- 

TE trembling souls, dismiss your fears ; 
Be mercy all your theme ; 
Mercy, which like a river Hows 
In one continued stream. 

2 Fear not the powers of earth and hell : 
God will these powers restrain ; 
His mighty arm their rage repel, 
And make their efforts vain. 

654 c.m. 

OP' S glory is a wondrous thing, 
Most strange in all its ways, 
And, of all things on earth, least like 
What men agree to praise. 

2 Oh, blest is he to whom is given 

The instinct that can tell 
That God is on the field, when he 
Is most invisible ! 

3 And blest is he who can divine 

Where real right doth lie, 
And dares to take the side that seems 
Wrong to man's blindfold eye ! 

4 Oh, learn to scorn the praise of men ! 

Oh, learn to iose with God! 
For Jesus won the world through shame, 
And beckons thee his road. 

5 And right is right, since God is God ; 

And right the day must win ; 
To doubt would be disloyalty, 
To falter would be sin ! 

655 Rowans 13 : //. S. Jf. 

TOUR harps, ye trembling saints, 
Down from the willows take : 
Loud to the praise of love divine 
Bid every string awake. 



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We are not far from home 



2 Though in a foreign land, 



And nearer to onr house above 
"We every moment come. 

3 His grace will to the end 

Stronger and brighter shine ; 
Nor present things, nor things to come, 
Shall quench the spark divine. 

4 When we in darkness walk, 

Nor feel the heavenly flame, 
Then is the time to trust our God, 
And rest upon his name. 

5 Soon shall our doubts and fears 

Subside at his control ; 
His loving-kindness shall break through 
The midnight of the soul. 



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6 Blest is the man, O Lord, 

Who stays himself on thee ; 
Who waits for thy salvation, Lord, 
Shall thy salvation see. 

Psalm 2 7 : H . S.M~. 

GIVE to the winds thy fears ; 
Hope, and be undismayed ; 
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears ; 
God shall lift up thy head. 

2 Through waves, and clouds, and storms, 

He gently clears thy way ; 
Wait thou his time ; so shall this night 
Soon end in joyous day. 

3 Far, far above thy thought 

His counsel shall appear, 
"When fully he the work hath wrought, 
That caused thy needless fear. 



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4 What though thou rulest not ! 
Yet heaven, and earth, and hell 
Proclaim, God sitteth on the throne, 
And ruleth all things well. 

657 *•** 

THE sun himself shall fade, 
The starry worlds shall fall ; 
Yet through a vast eternity, 
Shall God be aU in all. 

2 Though now his ways are dark, 

Concealed from mortal sight, 
His counsels are divinely wise, 
And all his judgments right. 

3 In God my trust shall stand, 

While waves of sorrow roll ; 
In life or death his name shall be 
The refuge of my soul. 

4 Cease, cease my tears to flow, 

Cease, cease my heart to moan ; 
Betide what may to me, I'll say, 
His holy will be done ! 



658 1 Peter 5:7* S.M. 

W gentle God' s commands ! 
How kind his precepts are ! 
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord, 
And trust his constant care. 



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Beneath his watchful eye 

His saints securely dwell ; 
That hand which bears creation up, 

Shall guard his children well. 

Why should this anxious load 
Press down your weary mind % 

Haste to your heavenly Father's throne, 
And sweet refreshment find. 



EJVCO UK* G EMEWT8. 3Q1 

4 His goodness stands approved, 
Unchanged from day to day : 
I'll drop me burden at his feet, 
And bear a song away. 

S.M. 

I STAND on Zion's mount, 
And view my starry crown ; 
No power on earth my hope can shake, 
Nor hell can thrust me down. 

2 The lofty hills and towers, 

That lift their heads on high, 
Shall all be leveled low in dust — 
Their very names shall die. 

3 The vaulted heavens shall fall, 

Built by Jehovah' s hands ; 
But firmer than the heavens, the Kock 
Of my salvation stands ! 

IPs aim 126 :5. S. M. 

THE harvest dawn is near, 
The year delays not long ; 
And he who sows with many a tear, 
Shall reap with many a song. 

2 Sad to his toil he goes, 

His seed with weeping leaves ; 
But he shall come, at twilight's close, 
And bring his golden sheaves. 

Kev.21:3,l. S.M. 

THE people of the Lord 
Are on their way to heaven ; 
There they obtain their great reward ; 
The prize will there be given. 

2 'Tis conflict here below ; 

'Tis triumph there, and peace : 
On earth we wrestle with the foe ; 
In heaven our conflicts cease. 
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3 'Tis gloom and darkness here ; 

*T is light and joy above ; 
There all is pure, and all is clear ; 
There all is peace and love. 

4 There rest shall follow toil, 

And ease succeed to care : 
The victors there divide the spoil ; 
They sing and triumph there. 

5 Then let us joyful sing ; 

The conflict is not long : 
We hope in heaven to praise our King 
In one eternal song. 

662 Isaiah 35 : S-fO. 7s. 

i^lHILDEEX of the heavenly King, 
\J As ye journey, sweetly sing ; 
Sing your Saviour' s worthy praise, 
Glorious in his works and ways. 

2 Ye are traveling home to God 
In the way the fathers trod ; 
They are happy now, and ye 
Soon their happiness shall see. 

3 Shout, ye little flock, and blest ! 
You on Jesus' throne shall rest ; 
There your seat is now prepared ; 
There your kingdom and reward. 

4 Fear not, brethren ; joyful stand 
On the borders of your land ; 
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son, 
Bids you undismayed go on. 

5 Lord, submissive make us go, 
Gladly leaving all below ; 
Only thou our Leader be, 
And we still will follow thee. 



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gg3 Acts 4.: 19,20. 7s. 

THEY are slaves who will not clioose 
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse, 
Rather than, in silence, shrink 
From the truth they needs must think. 

2 They are slaves, who fear to speak 
For the fallen and the weak ; 
They are slaves, who dare not be 
In the right with two or three. 

664 * **■»« * • * 2 - 7s. 

UCH in sorrow, oft in woe, 

nward, Christians, onward go ; 
Fight the fight ; and worn with strife, 
Steep with tears the bread of life. 

2 Onward, Christians, onward go ; 
Join the war, and face the foe ; 
Faint not : much, doth yet remain ; 
Dreary is the long campaign. 

3 Shrink not, Christians — will ye yields 
Will ye quit the battle-field % 

Fight till all the conflict 's o'er, 
Nor your foes shall rally more. 

4 But, when loud the trumpet blown, 
Speaks their forces overthrown, 
Christ, your Captain, shall bestow 
Crowns to grace the conqueror's brow. 

665 7s. 

/CHRISTIAN", let your heart be glad ! 
y~y March, in heavenly armor clad ; 
Fight ! nor think the battle long ; 
Victory soon will tune your song. 

2 Let not sorrow dim your eye ; 
Soon shall every tear be dry : 
Let not fears your course impede ; 
Great your strength, if great your need. 



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3 Onward then to battle move ! 
More than conqu'ror you shall prove ; 
Though opposed by many a foe, 
Christian soldier, onward go ! 

666 f Peter 5 .• 7. 7s. 

CAST thy burden on the Lord, 
Only lean upon his word ; 
Thou wilt soon have cause to bless 
His unchanging faithfulness. 

2 He sustains thee by his hand, 
He enables thee to stand ; 

Those, whom Jesus once hath loved, 
From his grace are never moved. 

3 Heaven and earth may pass away, 
God' s free grace shall not decay ; 
He hath promised to fulfill 

All the pleasure of his will. 

4 Jesus ! guardian of thy flock, 
Be thyself our constant rock ; 
Make us by thy powerful hand, 
Firm as Zion' s mountain stand. 

667 & ey - ~ ■ /0 - ? s * 

]T^AINT not, Christian ! though the road, 
- Leading to thy blest abode, 
Darksome be, and dangerous too, 
Christ thy Guide will bring thee through. 

2 Faint not, Christian ! though in rage 
Satan would thy soul engage, 

Gird on faith's anointed shield, — 
Bear it to the battle-field. 

3 Faint not, Christian ! though the world 
Has its hostile flag unfurled ; 

Hold the cross of Jesus fast, 
Thou shalt overcome at last. 






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365 



4 Faint not, Christian ! though within 
There 's a heart so prone to sin ; 
Christ, the Lord, is over all ; 

He '11 not sutler thee to fall. 

5 Faint not, Christian ! Jesus near 
Soon in glory will appear ; 
And his love will then bestow 
Power to conquer every foe. 

6 Faint not, Christian ! look on high ; 
See the harpers in the sky : 
Patient, wait, and thou wilt join — 
Chant with them of love divine. 

603 Deut.3.3:25. 7s. 

~TTTAIT, my soul, upon the Lord, 
VV To his gracious promise flee, 
Laying hold upon his word, 

"As thy days thy strength shall "be." 

2 If the sorrows of thy case 

Seem peculiar still to thee, 
God has promised needful grace, 

" As thy days thy strength shall be." 

3 Days of trial, days of grief, 

In succession thou mayst see ; 
This is still thy sweet relief, 

" As thy days thy strength shall be." 

4 Rock of Ages, I'm secure, 

With thy promise full and free ; 
Faithful, positive, and sure — 

" As thy days thy strength shall be." 

669 8s&7s,2>* 

HOLY Father, thou hast taught me 
I should live to thee alone ; 
Year by year thy hand hath brought me 
On through dangers oft unknown. 



2QQ CXTtlSTIAJW 

When I wandered, thou hast found me ; 

When I doubted, sent me light, 
Still thine arm has "been around me, 

All my paths were in thy sight. 

2 In the world will foes assail me, 

Craftier, stronger far than I ; 
And the strife may never fail me, 

Well 1 know, before I die. 
Therefore, Lord, I come, believing 

Thou canst give the power I need ; 
Through the prayer of faith receiving 

Strength — the Spirit's strength, indeed. 

3 I would trust in thy protection, 

Wholly rest upon thine arm ; 
Follow wholly thy direction, 

Thou, mine only guard from harm ! 
Keep me from mine own undoing, 

Help me turn to thee when tried, 
Still my footsteps, Father, viewing, 

Keep me ever at thy side ! 



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670 Isaiah 09 : /S. Ss & 7s, 2). 

E AR what God, the Lord, hath spoken ; 
O my people, faint and few, 
Comfortless, afflicted, broken, 

Fair abodes I build for you ; 
Scenes of heartfelt tribulation 

Shall no more perplex your ways ; 
You shall name your wails ''Salvation," 
And vour gates shall all be " Praise." 



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2 There, like streams that feed the garden, 
Pleasures without end shall flow ; 
For the Lord, your faith rewarding, 
All his bounty shall bestow. 



B.YCO U ft A & E . u /:. I " '/ .v . J (J 7 

Still in undisturbed possession 
Peace and righteousness shall reign ; 

Never shall you feel oppression, 
Hear the voice of war again. 

Ye, no more your suns descending, 

Waning moons no more shall see, 
But, your griefs forever ending, 

Find eternal noon in me. 
God shall rise, and shining o' er you, 

Change to day the gloom of night ; 
He, the Lord, shall be your Glory, 

God your everlasting Light. 



671 8sd;7s. 

NWAED, Christian, though the region 
Where thou art be drear and lone ; 
God has set a guardian legion 
Very near thee ; press thou on. 



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2 Listen, Christian ; their hosanna 

Kolleth o'er thee : " God is love," 
Write upon thy red-cross banner, 
" Upward ever ; heaven's above." 

3 By the thorn-road, and none other, 

Is the mount of vision won ; 
Tread it without shrinking, brother ; 
Jesus trod it ; press thou on. 

4 Be this world the wiser, stronger, 

For thy life of pain and peace, 

While it needs thee ; oh ! no longer 

Pray thou for thy quick release. 

5 Pray thou, Christian, daily rather, 

That thou be a faithful son ; 
By the prayer of Jesus, "Father, 
Not my will, but thine, be done.' 



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672 ft*/, e .- u. 8s d' 7s. 

CROSS, reproach, and tribulation ! 
Ye to me are welcome guests, 
When I have this consolation, 
That my soul in Jesus rests. 

2 The reproach of Christ is glorious ! 

Those who here his burden bear, 
In the end shall prove victorious, 
And eternal gladness share. 

3 Bonds and stripes, and evil story, 

Are our honorable crowns ; 
Pain is peace, and shame is glory, 
Gloomy dungeons are as thrones. 

4 Bear, then, the reproach of Jesus, 

Ye who live a life of faith ! 
Lift triumphant songs and praises 
Ev'n in martyrdom and death. 



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673 Psalm Of. 8s i(' 7*. 

ALL Jehovah thy salvation, 
Rest beneath th' Almighty' s shade ; 
In his secret habitation 
Dwell, and never be dismayed ! 

There no tumult can alarm thee, 
Thou shalt dread no hidden snare ; 

Guile nor violence can harm thee, 
In eternal safeguard there. 

He shall charge his angel legions 
Watch and ward o'er thee to keep, 

Though thou walk through hostile regions, 
Though in desert wilds thou sleep. 

Since, with firm and pure affection, 

Thou on God hast set thy love, 
"With the wings of his protection 

He shall shield thee from above. 



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5 Thou shalt call on him in trouble, 
He will hearken, he will save ; 
Here, for grief reward thee double, 
Crown with life beyond the grave. 

674 Maa - (J • '*s-9i . 7s Jb 6s, 3). 

SOMETIMES a light surprises 
The Christian while he sings ; 
It is the Lord, who rises 

With healing in his wings ! 
When comforts are declining, 

He grants the soul again 
A season of clear shining, 
To cheer it after rain. 

2 In holy contemplation, 

We sweetly then pursue 
The theme of God' s salvation, 

And find it ever new : 
Set free from present sorrow, 

We cheerfully can say, 
Let the unknown to-morrow 

Bring with it what it may, 

3 It can bring with it nothing, 

But he will bear us through ; 
Who gives the lilies clothing, 

Will clothe his people too : 
Beneath the spreading heavens, 

No creature but is fed ; 
And he who feeds the ravens, 

Will give his children bread. 

4 Though vine nor fig-tree neither, 

Their wonted fruit should bear, 

Though all the fields should wither, 

Nor flocks nor herds be there ; 



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Yet God the same abiding, 



His praise shall tune my voice, 
For while in him confiding, 
I cannot but rejoice. 

675 7s AGs, 3). 

N heavenly love abiding, 



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No change my heart shall fear, 
And safe is such confiding, 

For nothing changes here : 
The storm may roar without me, 

My heart may low be laid, 
But God is round about me, 

And can I be dismayed ? 

Wherever he may guide me, 

No want shall turn me back ; 
My Shepherd is beside me, 

And nothing can I lack : 
His wisdom ever waketh, 

His sight is never dim : 
He knows the way he taketh, 

And I will walk with him. 

Green pastures are before me, 

Which yet I have not seen ; 
Bright skies will soon be o'er me, 

Where darkest clouds have been : 
My hope I cannot measure ; 

My path to life is free ; 
My Saviour has my treasure, 

And he will walk with me. 



676 *»• G: **- 7s& 6s > ' D ' 

TAJSTD up !— stand up for Jesus ! 
Ye soldiers of the cross ; 
Lift high his royal banner, 
It must not suffer loss : 



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SJVO O &£ri GEM EJVrS* gfl 

From victory unto victory 

His army sliall be led, 
Till every foe is vanquished, 

And Christ is Lord indeed. 

2 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus ! 

The trumpet call olbey ; 
Forth to the mighty conflict, 

In this his glorious day : 
" Ye that are men, now serve him," 

Against unnumbered foes ; 
Your courage rise with danger, 

And strength to strength oppose. 

3 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus ! 

Stand in his strength alone ; 
The arm of flesh will fail you — 

Ye dare not trust your own : 
Put on the gospel armor, 

And, watching unto prayer, 
Where duty calls, or danger, 

Be never wanting there. 

4 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus ! 

The strife will not be long ; 
This day the noise of battle, 

The next the victor's song : 
To him that overcometh, 

A crown of life shall be ; 
He with the King of Glory 

Shall reign eternally ! 

677 ^»*» 37. 7s & 6s, 2). 

GOD is my strong salvation ; 
What foe have I to fear ? 
In darkness and temptation, 
My Light, my Help is near : 



3J2 CHRISTIAN. 

Though hosts encamp around me, 

Firm in the fight I stand ; 
What terror can confound me, 

With God at my right hand \ 

2 Place on the Lord reliance ; 

My soul, with courage wait ; 
His truth be thine affiance, 

When faint and desolate : 
His might thy heart shall strengthen, 

His love thy joy increase ; 
Mercy thy day shall lengthen ; 

The Lord will give thee peace ! 

678 Hebrews 13 i 5. //.?. 

HOW firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord ! 
Is laid for your faith in his excellent word ! 
What more can he say, than to you he hath said, — 
To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fed \ 

2 "Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed, 
For I am thy God, I will still give thee aid : 

I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, 
Upheld by my gracious, omnipotent hand. 

3 "When through the deep waters I call thee to go, 
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow ; 

For I will be with thee thy trials to bless, 
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 

4 "When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie, 
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply, 

The flame shall not hurt thee ; I only design 
Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine, 

5 " Ev'n down to old age all my people shall prove 
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love ; 

And then, when gray hairs shall their temples adorn, 
Like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne. 



E.YVO USsi GJSMEJf TS . 373 

6 "The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose, 
I will not — I will not desert to his foes ; 
That soul — though all hell should endeavor to shake, 
I'll never — no never — no never forsake ! " 



679 Markirrr-tf. ft** 

OZION, afflicted with wave upon wave ! 
Whom no man can comfort, whom no man can save ; 
With darkness surrounded, by terrors dismayed, 
In toiling and rowing, thy strength is decayed. 

2 Loud roaring, the billows now nigh overwhelm, 
But skillful ' s the Pilot who sits at the helm ; 
His wisdom conducts thee, his power defends ; 
In safety and quiet thy warfare he ends. 

3 "0 fearful ! O faithless ! " in mercy he cries ; 

" My promise, my truth, are they light in thine eyes \ 
Still, still I am with thee, my promise shall stand ; 
Through tempest and tossing I '11 bring thee to land." 

680 Heb.f2: 2. T T$. 

OEYES that are weary, and hearts that are sore \ 
Look off unto Jesus, now sorrow no more ! 
The light of his countenance shineth so bright, 
That here, as in heaven, there need be no night. 

2 While looking to Jesus, my heart cannot fear ; 
I tremble no more when I see Jesus near ; 

I know that his presence my safeguard will be, 
For, " Why are you troubled I " he saith unto me. 

3 Still looking to Jesus, oh, may I be found, 
When Jordan's dark waters encompass me round : 
They bear me away in his presence to be : 

I see him still nearer whom always I see. 



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4 Then, then shall I know the full beauty and grace 
Of Jesus, my Lord, when I stand face to face ; 
Shall know how his love went before me each day, 
And wonder that ever my eyes turned away. 

6 81 Judge* St 4. f/s. 

THO' faint, yet pursuing, we go on our way ; 
The Lord is our Leader, his word is our stay ; 
Though suffering, and sorrow, and trial be near, 
The Lord is our refuge, and whom can we fear % 

2 He raiseth the fallen, he cheereth the faint ; 

The weak, and oppressed — he will hear their complaint ; 
The way may be weary, and thorny the road, 
But how can we falter ? our help is in God ! 

3 And to his green pastures our footsteps he leads ; 
His flock in the desert how kindly he feeds ! 
The lambs in his bosom he tenderly bears, 

And brings back the wand'rers all safe from the snares. 

4 Though clouds may surround us, our God is our light, 
Though storms rage around us, our God is our might ; 
So faint, yet pursuing, still onward we come ; 

The Lord is our Leader, and heaven is our home ! 

08S "Psalm 23. ?fc. 

npHE Lord is my shepherd, no want shall I know ; 
J- I feed in green pastures, safe-folded I rest ; 
He leadeth my soul where the still waters flow, 
Restores me when wandering, redeems when oppressed. 

2 Through the valley and shadow of death though I stray, 
Since thou art my guardian, no evil I fear ; 
Thy rod shall defend me, thy staff be my stay ; 
No harm can befall, with my Comforter near. 






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3 In the midst of affliction my table is spread ; 

With blessings unmeasured my cap runneth o'er ; 
With perfume and oil thou anointest my head ; 
Oh ! what shall I ask of thy providence more % 

4 Let goodness and mercy, my bountiful God ; 

Still follow my steps till I meet thee above ! 
I seek — by the path which my forefathers trod, 
Through the land of their sojourn— thy kingdom of 
love. 

683 Tsahn 77 - 7s & 6s * 

IN" time of tribulation, 
Hear, Lord ! my feeble cries ; 
With humble supplication 

To thee my spirit flies : 
My heart with grief is breaking ; 
Scarce can my voice complain : 
Mine eyes, with tears kept waking, 
Still watch and weep in vain. 

2 Hath God cast off forever ? 

Can time his truth impair? 
His tender mercy, never 

Shall I presume to share ? 
Hath he his loving-kindness 

Shut up in endless wrath 1 
ISTo ; this is mine own blindness, 

That cannot see his path. 

3 I call to recollection 

The years of his right hand ; 
And, strong in his protection, 

Again through faith I stand : 
Thy deeds, O Lord, are wonder, 

Holy are all thy ways ; 
The secret place of thunder, 

Shall utter forth thy praise. 



J 7£ CM&ISTlaUV. 

4 Thee, with the tribes assembled, 

O God, the billows saw ; 
They saw thee and they trembled, 

Turned, and stood still with awe ; 
The clonds shot hail, — they lightened, 

The earth reeled to and fro ; 
The fiery pillow brightened 

The gulf of gloom below. 

5 Thy way is in great waters : 

Thy footsteps are not known : 
Let Adam's sons and daughters 

Confide in thee alone : 
Through the wild sea thou leddest 

Thy chosen flock of yore : 
Still on the waves thou treadest, 

And thy redeemed pass o'er. 



684 xp*- e • **• s - M '> ®* 

SOLDIERS of Christ, arise, 
And gird your armor on, 
Strong in the strength which God supplies, 

Through his eternal Son : 
Strong in the Lord of hosts, 
And in his mighty power, 
"Who in the strength of Jesus trusts, 
Is more than conqueror. 

2 Stand, then, in his great might, 

With all his strength endued, 
And take, to arm you for the fight, 

The panoply of God : 
That, having all things done, 

And all your conflicts past, 
You may o'ercome through Christ alone, 

And stand complete at last. 



EjYC UftA G EMEJVTS. S77 

3 From strength to strength go on ; 

Wrestle, and fight, and pray ; 
Tread all the powers of darkness down, 

And win the well-fought day. 
Still let the Spirit cry, 

In all his soldiers, "Come," ' 
Till Christ the Lord descends from high, 

And takes the conquerors home. 

685 Psalm 00:4.. S, M. 

ARISE, ye saints, arise ! 
- The Lord our leader is ; 
The foe before his banner flies, 
And victory is his. 

2 We follow thee, our Guide, 

Our Saviour, and our King ! 
We follow thee, through grace supplied 
From heaven' s eternal spring. 

3 We soon shall see the day 

When all our toils shall cease ; 
When we shall cast our arms away, 
And dwell in endless peace. 

4 This hope supports us here ; 

It makes our burdens light ; 
'Twill serve our drooping hearts to cheer, 
Till faith shall end in sight. 

5 Till, of the prize possessed, 

We hear of war no more ; 

And ever with our Leader rest, 

On yonder peaceful shore. 

686 Isaiah 51 : S. C. M. 

CHILDREN of God, who, faint and slow, 
Your pilgrim-path pursue, 
In strength and weakness, joy and woe, 
To God' s high calling true ! — 



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2 Why move ye thus, with lingering tread, 

A doubting mournful band % 
Why faintly hangs the drooping head % 
Why fails the feeble hand \ 

3 Oli ! weak to know a Saviour' s power, 

To feel a Father' s care ; 
A moment's toil, a passing shower, 
Is all the grief ye share. 

4 The orb of light, though clouds awhile 

May hide his noon-tide ray, 
Shall soon in lovelier beauty smile 
To gild the closing day, — 

5 And bursting through the dusky shroud 

That dared his power invest, 
Ride throned in light o'er every cloud. 
Triumphant to his rest. 

6 Then, Christian, dry the falling tear, 

The faithless doubt remove ; 
Redeemed at last from guilt and fear, 
Oh ! wake thy heart to love. 

687 BxoeL £.0 : 30 -3S. C, M., 2>. 

LOXG- as the darkening cloud abode, 
So long did Israel rest ; 
Nor moved they till the guiding Lord 

In brightness stood confessed : 
Father of spirits ! Light of life ! 

Now lift the cloudy vail ! 
Shine forth in fire amid that night 
Whose blackness makes us quail ! 

2 'Tis done ! To Christ the power is given ; 
He rends the vail away ; 
O'er earth a splendor pours from heaven, 
That makes our darkness — day ! 



EJYCO URA G EMEJTTS. 379 

Rise, then, and follow, all the host, 

His glory who precedes ! 
This true Shechinah, which we boast, 

To the true Canaan leads. 

3 The city there is jasper-built, 

The sea, a golden fire, 
And underneath the emerald bow 

Sings an immortal choir ! 
Oh, thither lead us, Lord of light ! 

Through all this wilderness ; 
Till in the glory of that sight 

We perfect are in bliss ! 

($83 Romans 1.3 ; 11, 12. 9s d' 8s. 

C^HRISTXAJN", the morn breaks sweetly o'er thee, 
J And all the midnight shadows flee, 
Tinged are the distant skies with glory, 

A beacon light hung out for thee ; 
Arise, arise ! the light breaks o'er thee ; 

Thy name is graven on the throne ; 
Thy home is in the world of glory, 
Where thy Redeemer reigns alone. 

2 Tossed on time' s rude, relentless surges, 

Calmly, composed, and dauntless stand, 
For lo ! beyond those scenes emerges 

The height that bounds the promised land : 
Behold ! behold ! the land is nearing, 

Where the wild sea-storm's rage is o'er ; 
Hark ! how the heavenly hosts are cheering, 

See in what throngs they range the shore ! 

3 Cheer up ! cheer up ! the day breaks o'er thee, 

Bright as the summer's noon -tide ray, 
The star-gemmed crowns and realms of glory 

Invite thy happy soul away ; 
Away ! away ! leave all for glory, 

Thy name is graven on the throne ; 
Thy home is in that world of glory, 

Where thy Redeemer reigns alone. 



/ Timothy O :/2. M. JIT. 

FIGHT tlie good fight ! lay hold 
Upon eternal life ; 
Keep but thy shield,— be bold ! 

Stand through the hottest strife : 
With thy great Captain on the field, 
Thou canst not fail, unless thou yield. 

2 No force of earth or hell, 

Though fiends with men unite, 
Truth's champion can compel, 

However pressed, to flight : 
He stands unmoved upon the field ; 
He cannot fall, unless he yield. 

3 Trust in thy Saviour's might ; 

Yea, till thy latest breath, 
Fight, and like him in fight, 

By dying conquer death : 
And, all-victorious in the field, 
Then, with thy sword, thy spirit yield. 

4 Great words are these, and strong ; 

Yet, Lord, I look to thee ; 
To whom alone belong 

Valor and victory : 
With thee, my Captain, in the field, 
I must prevail — I cannot yield ! 

Luke ?0. -39. Z,M. 

OH, that I could forever dwell, 
Delighted at the Saviour' s feet ; 
Behold the form I love so well, 
And all his tender words repeat ! 

2 The world shut out from all my soul, 

And heaven brought in with all its bliss, — 
Oh ! is there aught, from pole to pole, 
Diia mnmpmt. to ponmnrf* with this \ 



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3 This is the hidden life I prize — 

A life of penitential love ; 
When most my follies I despise, 
And raise my highest thoughts above ; 

4 When all I am I clearly see, 

And freely own, with deepest shame ; 
When the Redeemer' s love to me 
Kindles within a deathless flame. 

5 Tims wonld I live till nature fail, 

And all my former sins forsake ; 
Then rise to God within the vail, 
And of eternal joys partake. 

691 ^"*e 31 : 20. Z.M. 

SUN of my soul ! thou Saviour dear, 
It is not night if thou be near : 
Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise 
To hide thee from thy servant's eyes ! 

2 When soft the dews of kindly sleep 
My wearied eyelids gently steep, 

Be my last thought, — how sweet to rest 
Forever on my Saviour' s breast ! 

3 Abide with me from morn till eve, 
For without thee I cannot live ; 
Abide witli me when night is nigh, 
For without thee I dare not die. 

4 Be near to bless me when I wake, 

Ere through the world my way I take ; 
Abide with me till in thy love 
I lose myself in heaven above. 

692 Isaiah 7 : n. Z.M. 

OH, sweetly breathe the lyres above, 
AY hen angels touch the quivering string, 

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2 And sweet, on earth, the choral swell, 

From mortal tongues, of gladsome lays ; 
When pardoned souls their raptures tell, 
And, grateful, hymn Lnmanuers praise. 

3 Jesus, thy name our souls adore ; 

We own the bond that makes us thine ; 
And carnal joys, that charmed before, 
For thy dear sake we now resign. 

4 Our hearts, by dying love subdued, 

Accept thine offered grace to-day ; 

Beneath the cross, with blood bedewed, 

We bow, and give ourselves away. 

5 In thee we trust, — on thee rely ; 

Though we are feeble, thou art strong ; 
Oh, keep us till our spirits fly 

To join the bright, immortal throng ! 

Psalm f/9 : /j/. Z. Jf. 

OLOYE Divine ! that stooped to share 
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear, 
On thee we cast each earth-born care, 
We smile at pain while Thou art near. 

2 Though long the weary way we tread. 

And sorrow crown each lingering year, 
Iso path we shun, no darkness dread, 
Our hearts still whispering. Thou art near. 

3 "When drooping pleasure turns to grief, 

And trembling faith is changed to fear, 
The murmuring wind, the quivering leaf, 
Shall softly tell us Thou art near. 

4 On thee we fling our burdening woe, 

O Love Divine, forever dear ; 
Content to suffer while we know, 
Living or dying, Thou art near ! 






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694 



2 Cor. 12 : 10. 

LET me "but hear my Saviour say, 
ki Strength shall be equal to thy day ;" 
Then I rejoice in deep distress, 
Leaning on all-sufficient grace. 

2 I can do all things— or can bear ' 
All suffering, if my Lord be there ; 
SAveet pleasures mingle with the pains, 
While he my sinking head sustains. 

3 I glory in infirmity. 

That Christ's own power may rest on me ; 
When I am weak, then am I strong ; 
Grace is my shield, and Christ my song. 

695 z-m. 

FAR from my thoughts, vain world ! begone, 
Let my religious hours alone : 
Fain would mine eyes my Saviour see — 
I wait a visit, Lord ! from thee. 

2 My heart grows warm with holy fire, 
And kindles with a pure desire : 
Come, my dear Jesus ! from above, 
And feed my soul with heavenly love. 

3 Blest Saviour ! what delicious fare — 
How sweet thine entertainments are ! 
Never did angels taste above 
Redeeming grace and dying love. 

696 John ° •' s/ - Z.Jf. 

\ WAY from earth my spirit turns, 
~L\- Away from every transient good ; 
With strong desire my bosom burns, 
To feast on heaven's immortal food. 

2 Thou, Saviour, art the living bread ; 
Thou wilt my every want supply : 
By thee sustained, and cheered, and led, 
I'll press through dangers to the sky. 



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3 What though temptations oft distress, 

And sin assails and breaks my peace ; 
Thou wilt uphold, and save, and bless, 
And bid the storms of passion cease. 

4 Then let me take thy gracious hand, 

And «walk beside thee onward still ; 
Till my glad feet shall safely stand, 
Forever firm on Zion' s hill. 

Mark S : 3S . Z,. M~, 

JESUS ! and shall it ever be, 
A mortal man ashamed of thee ? 
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise, 
Whose glories shine through endless days 1 

2 Ashamed of Jesus ! sooner far 
Let evening blush to own a star ; 
He sheds the beams of light divine 
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 

3 Ashamed of Jesus ! that dear Friend 
On whom my liojjes of heaven depend ! 
No ; when I blush — be this my shame, 
That I no more revere his name. 

4 Ashamed of Jesus ! yes, I may, 
When I've no guilt to wash away ; 
No tear to wipe, no good to crave, 
No fears to quell, no soul to save. 

5 Till then — nor is my boasting vain — 
Till then I boast a Saviour slain ! 
And oh ! may this my glory be, 
That Christ is not ashamed of me ! 

John 11 : /,9. -£- M. 

"TTTHEN sins and fears, prevailing rise, 
\ V And fainting hope almost expires, 

To thee, O Lord, I lift my eyes ; 
To thee I breathe my soul' s desires. 






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2 Art thou not mine, my living Lord \ 
And can my hope, my comfort die % 

'Tis fixed on thine almighty word — 
That word which built the earth and sky. 

3 If my immortal Saviour lives, 
Then my immortal life is sure ; 

His word a firm foundation gives ; 
Here may I build, and rest secure. 

4 Here let my faith unshaken dwell ; 
Forever sure the promise stands ; 

Not all the powers of earth or hell 
Can e'er dissolve the sacred bands. 

5 Here, O my soul, thy trust repose ; 
If Jesus is forever mine, 

Not death itself — that last of foes — 
Shall break a union so divine. 



099 fcor.e.'fti. x.jr. 

jH, not my own these verdant hills, 
And fruits, and flowers, and stream, and wood; 
But his who all with glory fills, 
"Who bought me with his precious blood. 



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2 Oh, not my own this wondrous frame, 

Its curious work, its living soul ; 
But his who for my ransom came ; 

Slain for my sake, he claims the whole. 

3 Oh, not my own the grace that keeps 

My feet from fierce temptations free ; 
Oh, not my own the thought that leaps, 
Adoring, blessed Lord, to thee. 

4 Oh, not my own ; I'll soar and sing, 

When life, with all its toils, is o'er, 
And thou thy trembling lamb shalt bring 
Safe home, to wander nevermore. 
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700 Colottian* / .• f9, Z.Jf. 

FOUNTAIN of grace, rich, full, and free, 
What need I, that is not in thee : 
Full pardon, strength to meet the day, 
And peace which none can take away. 

2 Doth sickness fill my heart with fear, 
'Tis sweet to know that thou art near ; 
Am I with dread of justice tried, 

'Tis sweet to know that Christ hath died. 

3 In life, thy promises of aid 
Forbid my heart to be afraid ; 

In death, peace gently vails the eyes, — 
Christ rose, and I shall surely rise. 

701 £.*. 

SAVIOUR, when night involves the skies, 
My soul, adoring turns to thee ; 
Thee, self-abased in mortal guise, 

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And wrapped in shades of death for me. 

2 On thee my waking raptures dwell, 

When crimson gleams the east adorn ; 
Thee, Victor of the grave and hell ; 
Thee, Source of life's eternal morn. 

3 When noon her throne in light arrays, 

To thee my soul triumphant springs ; 
Thee, throned in glory's endless blaze ; 
Thee, Lord of lords, and King of kings. 

4 O'er earth when shades of evening steal, 

To death and thee my thoughts I give ; 
To death, whose power I soon must feel ; 
To thee, with whom I trust to live. 

702 coi.i.tz. z.jr. 

Y soul complete in Jesus stands ! 
It fears no more the law's demands ; 
The smile of God is sweet within, 



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Where all before was guilt and sin. 



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2 My soul at rest in Jesus lives ; 
Accepts the peace his pardon gives ; 
Receives the grace his death secured, 
And pleads the anguish he endured. 

3 My soul its every foe defies, 

And cries — 'Tis God that justifies ! 
Who charges God's elect with sin ? 
Shall Christ, who died their peace to win ? 

4 A song of praise my soul shall sing, 
To our eternal, glorious King ! 
Shall worship humbly at his feet, 
In whom alone it stands complete. 

703 JSphesians .? : /,9. Z . M, 

LIGHT of the soul ! O Saviour blest ! 
Soon as thy presence fills the breast, 
Darkness and guilt are put to flight, 
And all is sweetness and delight. 

2 Son of the Father ! Lord most high ! 
How glad is he who feels thee nigh ! 
Come in thy hidden majesty ; 

Fill us with love, fill us with thee. 

3 Jesus is from the proud concealed, 
But evermore to babes revealed ; 
Through him, unto the Father be 
Glory and praise eternally ! 



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704 Jer.fG:/9. CM. 

EAR Refuge of my weary soul, 
On thee, when sorrows rise, 
On thee, when waves of trouble roll, 
My fainting hope relies. 

2 To thee I tell each rising grief, 
For thou alone canst heal ; 
Thy word can bring a sweet relief 
For every pain I feel, 



3 But oh ! when gloomy doubts prevail, 

I fear to call thee mine ; 
The springs of comfort seem to fail, 
And all my hopes decline. 

4 Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee ? 

Thou art my only trust : 
And still my soul would cleave to thee, 
Though prostrate in the dust. 

5 Thy mercy- seat is open still, 

Here let my soul retreat, 
With humble hope attend thy will, 
And wait beneath thy feet. 



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705 *Psah* 25 : f£ . C. M. 

PEAK to me, Lord, thyself reveal, 
While here on earth I rove ; 
Speak to my heart, and let me feel 
The kindling of thy love. 

2 With thee conversing, I forget 

All time and toil and care ; 

Labor is rest, and pain is sweet, 

If thou, my God, art here. 

3 Thou callest me to seek thy face ; 

Thy face, O God, I seek, — 
Attend the whispers of thy grace, 
And hear thee inly speak. 

4 Let this my every hour employ, 

Till I thy glory see, 
Enter into my Master's joy, 
And find my heaven in thee. 

706 /Cor. /,****. CM. 

EAREST of all the names above, 
My Jesus and my God, 
"Who can resist thy heavenly love, 
Or trifle with thy blood ? 



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2 'Tis by the merits of thy death 

Thy Father smiles again ; 
'Tis by thine interceding breath 
The Spirit dwells with men. 

3 Till God in human flesh I see, 

My thoughts no comfort find : 
The holy, just, and sacred Three 
Are terrors to my mind. 

4 But if Immanuel' s face appear, 

My hope, my joy, begin: 
His name forbids my slavish fear ; 
His grace removes my sin. 

5 While Jews on their own law rely, 

And Greeks of wisdom boast, 
I love th' incarnate Mystery, 
And there I fix my trust. 



707 J -Peter 2: 7. C M. 

OW sweet the name of Jesus sounds 
In a believer' s ear ! 
It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, 
And drives away his fear. 



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2 It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breast ; 
'Tis manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary, rest. 

3 Jesus! my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King ; 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 

4 Weak is the effort of my heart, 

And cold my warmest thought ; 
But when I see thee as thou art, 
I'll praise thee as I ought. 



390 CHRISTIAN. 

5 Till then I would thy love proclaim, 
With every fleeting breath ; 
And may the music of thy name, 
Refresh my soul in death. 

708 Malt. T: 21. CM. 

JESUS ! I love thy charming name, 
'Tis music to mine ear ; 
Fain would I sound it out so loud, 
That earth and heaven should hear. 

2 Yes ! — thou art precious to my soul, 

My transport and my trust ; 
Jewels, to thee, are gaudy toys, 
And gold is sordid dust. 

3 All my capacious powers can wish, 

In thee doth richly meet ; 
Not to mine eyes is light so dear, 
Nor friendship half so sweet. 

4 Thy grace still dwells upon my heart, 

And sheds its fragrance there ; — 
The noblest balm of all its wounds, 
The cordial of its care. 

709 MaH - ti '•- «*• c - M * 

JESUS, the very thought of thee, 
*J With sweetness fills my breast : 
But sweeter far thy face to see, 
And in thy presence rest, 

2 Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, 

Nor can the memory find 
A sweeter sound than thy blest name, 
O Saviour of mankind ! 

3 O Hope of every contrite heart ! 

O Joy of all the meek ! 
To those who fall, how kind thou art ! 
How good to those who seek ! 



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4 But what to those who find ? Ah ! this, 

Nor tongue nor pen can show, 
The love of Jesus, what it is, 
None but his loved ones know. 

5 Jesus, our only joy be thou, 

As thou our prize wilt be ; 
Jesus, be thou our glory now, 
And through eternity. 



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710 Kom.S:*. CM. 

pO our Redeemer's glorious name, 
Awake the sacred song ! 
Oh ! may his love — immortal flame — 
Tune every heart and tongue ! 

2 His love, what mortal thought can reach \ 

What mortal tongue display % 
Imagination's utmost stretch, 
In wonder, dies away. 

3 Dear Lord ! while we adoring pay 

Our humble thanks to thee, 
May every heart with rapture say, — 
" The Saviour died for me!" 

4 Oh ! may the sweet, the blissful theme, 

Fill every heart and tongue, 
Till strangers love thy charming name, 
And join the sacred song. 

7U 5?om. S : 3S, 30. C. M. 

LORD Jesus, are we one with thee % 
Oh ! height, oh ! depth of love ! 
With thee we died upon the tree, 
In thee we live above. 

2 Such was thy grace that for our sake 
Thou didst from heaven come down, 
Our mortal flesh and blood partake, 
In all our misery one. 



2Q2 C IfftIS- TJA.V. 

3 Our sins, our guilt, in love divine, 

AVere borne on earth by thee ; 
The gall, the curse, the wrath were thine, 
To set thy members free. 

4 Ascended now in glory bright, 

Still one with us thou art ; 
Nor life, nor death, nor depth, nor height, 
Thy saints and thee can part. 

5 Soon, soon shall come that glorious day 

When, seated on thy throne, 
Thou shalt to wondering worlds display 
That thou with us art one. 



712 *«" • s • *±*7' c - Jf - 

H, speak that gracious word again, 
And cheer my broken heart ! 
]So voice but thine can soothe my pain, 
Or bid my fears depart. 



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2 And wilt thou still vouchsafe to own 

A worm so vile as I ! 
And may I still approach thy throne, 
And "Abba, Father,'' cry? 

3 Oh, then, let saints and angels join. 

And help me to proclaim 
The grace that healed a soul like mine, 
And put my foes to shame ! 

4 My Saviour, by his powerful word, 

Has turned my night to day ; 
And all those heavenly joys restored, 
Which I had sinned away. 

5 Dear Lord, I wonder and adore ; 

Thy grace is all divine : 
Oh, keep me, that I sin no more 
Against such love as thine f . 



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713 &*aim 73 : 26. C. M. 

LORD ! I would delight in thee, 
And on thy care depend ; 
To thee in every trouble flee, 
My best, my only Friend. 

2 When all created streams are dried, 
Thy fullness is the same ; 

May I with this be satisfied, 
And glory in thy name ! 

3 No good in creatures can be found, 
But may be found in thee ; 

I must have all things, and abound, 
While God is God to me. 

4 Lord ! I cast my care on thee ; 
I triumph and adore ; 

Henceforth my great concern shall be 
To love and please thee more. 

714 ' ***** 5 - ?• c - M - 

ORD, it belongs not to my care 
Whether I die or live ; 
To love and serve thee is my share 
And this thy grace must give. 

2 If life be long, I will be glad 
That I may long obey ; 

If short, yet why should I be sad 
To soar to endless day ? 

3 Christ leads me through no darker rooms 
Then he went through before ; 

No one into his kingdom comes, 
But through his opened door. 

4 Come, Lord, when grace has made me meet, 
Thy blessed face to see ; 

For if thy work on earth be sweet, 
What will thy glory be ! 



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5 Then shall I end my sad complaints, 

And weary, sinful days, 
And join with all triumphant saints 
Who sing Jehovah's praise. 

6 My knowledge of that life is small ; 

The eye of faith is dim ; 
But 't is enough that Christ knows all, 
And I shall be with him. 



715 John o : os. C jr. 

whom, my Saviour, shall I go, 
If I depart from thee ? 
My guide through all this vale of woe 
And more than all to me. 



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2 The world reject thy gentle reign, 

And pay thy death with scorn ; 
Oh ! they could plait thy crown again, 
And sharpen every thorn. 

3 But I have felt thy dying love 

Breathe gently through my heart, 
To whisper hope of joys above — 
And can we ever part ? 

4 Ah ! no, with thee I '11 walk below, 

My journey to the grave : 
To whom, my Saviour, shall I go, 
When only thou canst save \ 



716 Zi(Ae 7 ; &7. C. Jf. 

0, tune thy voice to sacred song, 
Exert thy noblest powers, 
Go, mingle with the choral throng, 
The Saviour' s praises to prolong, 



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That flame of heavenly birth ? 
Then let thy strains melodious prove, 
With raptures soaring far above 

The trifling toys of earth. 

Hast found the pearl of price unknown, 

That cost a Saviour s blood ? 
Heir of a bright celestial crown, 
That sparkles near the eternal throne, 

Oh, sing the praise of God ! 

Sing of the Lamb that once was slain 

That man might be forgiven ; 
Sing how he broke death's bars in twain 
Ascending high in bliss to reign, 

The God of earth and heaven ! 

717 Zu*e/5:f2. CM. 

OULDST thou eternal life obtain ! 
Now to the cross repair ; 
There stand and gaze and weep and pray 
"Where Jesus breathes his life away ; 
Eternal life is there ! 

Go — 't is the Son of God expires ! 

Approach the shameful tree ; 
See quivering there the mortal dart, 
In the Redeemer's loving heart, 

O sinful soul, for thee ! 

Go — there from every streaming wound 

Flows rich atoning blood : 
That blood can cleanse thy deepest stain, 
Bid frowning justice smile again, 

And seal thy peace with God. 

Go — at that cross thy heart subdued, 

With thankful love shall glow ; 
By wondrous grace thy soul set free, 
Eternal life from Christ to thee 

A vital stream shall flow ! 



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CHHISTIAJT. 



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718 c..u. 

SAVIOUR., lend a listening ear, 
And answer my request ! 
Forgive, and wipe the falling tear, 
Now with thy love my spirit cheer. 
And set my heart at rest. 

2 I mourn the hidings of thy face ; 
The absence of that smile, 

Which led me to a throne of grace, 
And gave my sonl a resting-place, 
From earthly care and toil. 

3 'T is sin that separates from thee 
This poor benighted sonl ; 

My folly and my gnilt I see. 
And now upon the bended knee, 
I yield to thy control. 

4 Up to the place of thine abode 
I lift mv waiting eve ; 

To thee, 6 holy Lamb of Ood ! 
Whose blood for me so freely flowed, 
I raise my ardent cry. 



719 John 2! .• fS. C. M. 

,0 not I love thee. O my Lord? 
Behold my heart, and see ; 
And turn the dearest idol out 
That dares to rival thee. 



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2 Is not thy name melodious still 

To mine attentive ear \ 
Doth not each pulse with pleasure bound, 
My Saviour 7 s voice to hear \ 

3 Hast thou a lamb in all thy flock 

I would disdain to feed ? 
Hast thou a foe before whose face 
I fear thy cause to plead I 



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4 Would not my heart pour forth its "blood 

In honor of thy name 2 
And challenge the cold hand of death 
To damp th' immortal flame % 

5 Thou knowest that I love thee, Lord ; 

But oh ! I long to soar 
Far from the sphere of mortal joys, 
And learn to love thee more. 



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720 Malt. 18. 3. CM. 

H, see how Jesus trusts himself 
Unto our childish lore ! 
As though by his free ways with us 
Our earnestness to prove. 

2 His sacred name a common word 

On earth he loves to hear ; 
There is no majesty in him 
Which love may not come near. 

3 The light of love is round his feet, 

His paths are never dim ; 
And he comes nigh to us when we 
Dare not come nigh to him. 

4 Let us be simple with him, then, 

Not backward, stiff, nor cold, 
' As though our Bethlehem could be 
What Sinai was of old. 

721 ^**e 93 : 12. C. M. 

JESUS ! thou art the sinner's Friend ; 
As such I look to thee ; 
Now, in the fullness of thy love, 
O Lord ! remember me. 

2 Remember thy pure word of grace, — 
Remember Calvary ; 
Remember all thy dying groans, 
' And then remember me. 



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3 Thou wondrous Advocate with God ! 

I yield myself to thee ; 
While thou art sitting on thy throne, 
Dear Lord ! remember me. 

4 Lord ! I am guilty — I am vile, 

But thy salvation's free ; 
Then, in thine all-abounding grace, 
Dear Lord ! remember me. 

5 And, when I close my eyes in death, 

When earthly helps all flee, 
Then, O my dear Redeemer God ! 
I pray, remember me. 

722 .c.m. 

JESUS, who on his glorious throne 
Rules heaven, and earth, and sea, 
Is pleased to claim me for his own, 
And give himself to me. 

2 His person fixes all my love. 

His blood removes my fear ; 
And while he pleads for me above, 
His arm preserves me here. 

3 His word of promise is my food, 

His Spirit is my guide ; 
Thus daily is my strength renewed, 
And all my wants supplied. 

4 For him I count as gain each loss, 

Disgrace for him renown ; 
Well may I glory in my cross, 
While he prepares my crown. 



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723 C<inl.2;16. CM. 

"Y God ! the spring of all my joys, 
The life of my delights, 
The glory of my brightest days, 
And comfort of my nights ! 



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2 In darkest shades if lie appear, 

My dawning is begun : 
He is my soul' s sweet morning star, 
And he my rising sun. 

3 The opening heavens around me shine 

With beams of sacred bliss, 
While Jesus shows his heart is mine, 
And whispers, I am his ! 

4 My soul would leave this heavy clay, 

At that transporting word ; 
Run up with joy the shining way, 
T' embrace my dearest Lord ! 

5 Fearless of hell and ghastly death, 

I'd break through every foe ; 
The wings of love and arms of faith 
Should bear me conqueror through. 



724 1 Peter 2: 7. CM. 

LEST Jesus ! when my soaring thoughts 
O'er all thy graces rove, 
How is my soul in transport lost, — 
In wonder, joy, and love ! 



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2 Not softest strains can charm my ears, 

Like thy beloved name ; 
Nor aught beneath the skies inspire 
My heart with equal name. 

3 Where'er I look, my wondering eyes 

Unnumbered blessings see ; 
But what is life, with all its bliss, 
If once compared with thee ? 

4 Hast thou a rival in my breast % 

Search, Lord, for thou canst tell 
If aught can raise my passions thus, 
Or please my soul so well. 



J^OO CIIftlSl'IAA'. 

5 No : thou art precious to my heart, 
My portion and my joy : 
Forever let thy boundless grace 
My sweetest thoughts employ. 



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10 thee, my Shepherd and my Lord, 
A grateful song I'll raise ; 
Oh, let the humblest of thy flock 
Attempt to speak thy praise. 

2 My life, my joy, my hope, I owe 
To thine amazing love ; 

Ten thousand thousand comforts here, 
And nobler bliss above. 

3 To thee my trembling spirit flies, 
With sin and grief oppressed ; 

Thy gentle voice dispels my fears, 
And lulls my cares to rest. 

4 Lead on, dear Shepherd !— led by thee, 
No evil shall I fear ; 

Soon shall I reach thy fold above, 
And praise thee better there. 



726 Sep. 22 U. CM. 

OON will the heavenly Bridegroom come ; 
Ye wedding-guests draw near, 
And slumber not in sin, when he, 
The Son of God is here ! 



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2 Come, let us haste to meet our Lord, 

And hail him with delight ; 
Who saved us by his precious blood, 
And sorrows infinite ! 

3 Beside him all the patriarchs old, 

And holy prophets stand ; 
The glorious apostolic choir. 
And noble martyr band. 



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4 As brethren dear they welcome us, 

And lead us to the throne, 
Where angels bow their vailed heads, 
Before the Three in One ; — 

5 Where we, with all the saints of God, 

A white-robed multitude, 
Shall praise the ascended Lord, who deigns 
To bear our flesh and blood ! 

6 Our lot shall be for aye to share 

His reign of peace above ; 
And drink, with unexhausted joy, 
The river of his love. 

727 Gai.e.U. C.M. 

LET worldly minds the world pursue ; 
It has no charms for me ; 
Once I admired its trifles too, 
But grace has set me free. 

2 Its pleasures now no longer please, 

No more content afford ; 
Far from my heart be joys like these, 
For I have seen the Lord. 

3 As by the light of opening day 

The stars are all concealed ; 
So earthly pleasures fade away, 
When Jesus is revealed. 

4 Creatures no more divide my choice ; 

I bid them all depart ; 
His name, and love, and gracious voice 
Have fixed my roving heart. 



728 John m s. S.Jf. 

SINCE Jesus is my friend, 
And I to Mm belong, 
It matters not what foes intend, 



However fierce and strong. 



1^02 CJIUJ.STJAX. 

2 He whispers in my "breast 

Sweet words of holy cheer, 
How they who seek in God their rest 
Shall ever find him near ; — 

3 How God hath built above 

A city fair and new, 
Where eye and heart shall see and prove 
What faith has counted true. 

4 My heart for gladness springs ; 

It cannot more be sad ; 
For very joy it smiles and sings, — 
Sees naught but sunshine glad. 

5 The sun that lights mine eyes, 

Is Christ, the Lord I love ; 
I sing for joy of that which lies 
Stored up for me above. 



729 -P*alm 3f. S.M. 

Y spirit on thy care, 
Blest Saviour, I recline, 
Thou wilt not leave me to despair, 
For thou art love divine. 



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2 TVhate'er events betide, 

Thy will they all perform ; 
Safe in thy breast my head I hide, 
Nor fear the coming storm. 

3 Let good or ill befall, 

It must be good for me, — 
Secure of having thee in all, 
Of having all in thee. 

730 Tsalm 23 •' -*• s * M * 

"TT^HILE my Eedeemer's near, 

V V My shepherd and my guide, 
I bid farewell to anxious fear : 
My wants are all supplied. 



ZOVE FOlt THE SsiYIO U1R. J.Q3 

2 To ever fragrant meads, 

Where rich abundance grows, 
His gracious hand indulgent leads, 
And guards ray sweet repose. 

3 Dear Shepherd, if I stray, 

My wandering feet restore ; 
To thy fair pastures guide my way, 
And let me rove no more. 



731 * ^ eier * •' s - S.M. 

OT with our mortal eyes 
Have we beheld the Lord ; 
Yet we rejoice to hear his name, 
And love him in his word. 



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On earth we want the sight 

Of our Redeemer's face ; 
Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts delight 

To dwell upon thy grace. 

And when we taste thy love, 

Our joys divinely grow 
Unspeakable, like those above, 

And heaven begins below. 



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732 fter.3:U. S.M. 

|H, what, if we are Christ's, 
Is earthly shame or loss ? 
Bright shall the crown of glory be, 
When we have borne the cross. 

2 Keen was the trial once, 
Bitter the cup of woe, 

When martyred saints, baptized in blood, 
Christ's sufferings shared below. 

3 Bright is their glory now. 
Boundless their joy above, 

Where, on the bosom of their God, 
They rest in perfect love. 



404. 



CII'RIS TIAA\ 

Lord, may that grace "be ours ! 

Like them in faith to "bear 
All that of sorrow, grief, or pain, 

May be our portion here ! 

Enough, if thou at last 
The word of blessing give, 

And let us rest beneath thy feet, 
Where saints and angels live ! 



733 Tsalm 70 :25 - s - Jr - 

Y God, my Life, my Love, 
To thee, to thee I call ; 
I cannot live, if thou remove, 
For thou art all in all. 



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2 To thee, and thee alone, 

The angels owe their bliss : 
They sit around thy gracious throne, 
And dwell where Jesus is. 

3 Not all the harps above 

Can make a heavenly place, 
If God his residence remove, 
Or but conceal his face. 

4 Nor earth, nor all the sky, 

Can one delight afford — 
No, not a drop of real joy 
Without thy presence, Lord. 

5 Thou art the sea of love, 

Where all my pleasures roll ; 
The circle where my passions move, 
And centre of my soul. 



734 f*a.t.'fs. S.JC 

SAVIOUR, who didst come 
By water and by blood ; 
Confessed on earth, adored in heaven, 
Eternal Son of God ! 



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2 Jesus, our life and hope, 

To endless years the same ; 
We plead thy gracious promises, 
And rest upon thy name. 

3 By faith in thee we live, 

By faith in thee we stand, 
By thee we vanquish sin and death, 
And gain the heavenly land. 

4 O Lord, increase our faith ; 

Our fearful spirits calm ; 
Sustain us through this mortal strife, 
Then give the victor' s palm ! 

735 ' **• 2 ■ ^- s - Jf -> *>• 

I "WAS a wandering sheep, 
I did not love the fold : 
I did not love my Shepherd' s voice, 

I would not be controlled ; 
I was a wayward child, 

I did not love my home, 
I did not love my Shepherd's voice, 
I loved afar to roam. 

2 The Shepherd sought his sheep, 

The Father sought his child ; 
He followed me o'er vale and hill, 

O'er deserts waste and wild ; 
He found me nigh to death, 

Famished, and faint, and lone ; 
He bound me with the bands of love, 

He saved the wandering one. 

3 Jesus my Shepherd is, 

'T was he that loved mv soul, 
'T was he that washed me in his blood, 
'T was he that made me whole : 



'Twas he that sought the lost, 
That found the wandering sheep, 

'Twas he that brought me to the fold — 
'Tis he that still doth keep. 

4 No more a wandering sheep, 

I love to be controlled, 
I love my tender Shepherd' s voice, 

I love the peaceful fold : 
No more a wayward child, 

I seek no more to roam, 
I love my heavenly Father's voice — 

I love, I love his home. 

736 **"• ' ■ *'• s - M -> 2>* 

FOR me to live is Christ, 
To die is endless gain, 
For him I gladly bear the cross, 
And welcome grief and pain. 
Faithful may I endure, 

And hear my Saviour say, 
Thrice welcome home, beloved child, 
Inherit endless day ! 

2 A pilgrimage my lot, 

My home is in the skies, 
I nightly pitch my tent below, 

And daily higher rise : 
My journey soon will end, 

My scrip and staff laid down ; 
Oh, tempt me not with earthly toys, 

I go to wear a crown. 

737 ****■ **- *• *f. 

ri^HE Lord my Shepherd is, 
J- I shall be well supplied ; 
Since he is mine, and I am his, 
What can I want beside \ 



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2 He leads me to the place 

Where heavenly pasture grows, 
Where living waters gently pass, 
And full salvation flows. 

3 If e'er I go astray, 

He doth my soul reclaim ; 
And guides me in his own right way, 
For Ms most holy name. 

4 While he affords his aid, 

I cannot yield to fear ; 
Though I should walk through death's dark 
shade, 
My Shepherd's with me there 

5 In spite of all my foes, 

Thou dost my table spread ; 
My cup with blessings overflows, 
And joy exalts my head. 

6 The bounties of thy love 

Shall crown my future days ; 
Nor from thy house will I remove, 
Nor cease to speak thy praise. 

738 ?• *?•> ®- 

JESUS, the Christ of God, 
The Father's blessed Son ; 
The Father' s bosom thine abode, 

The Father's love thine own ; 
Jesus, the Lamb of God, 

Who us from hell to raise 
Hast shed thy reconciling blood ; — 
We give thee endless praise ! 

2 God, and yet man thou art ! 
True God, true man art thou ; 
Of man, and of man' s earth a part, 
One with us thou art now ; 



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Great sacrifice for sin, 

Giver of life for life, 
Restorer of the peace within, 

True ender of the strife. 

To thee, the Christ of God, 

Thy saints exulting sing ; 
The bearer of our heavy load, 

Our own anointed King : 
Rest of the weary, thou ! 

To thee our rest we come ; 
In thee to find our dwelling now, 

Our everlasting home. 



739 Z. M. 61. 

JESUS, thou source of calm repose, 
All fullness dwells in thee divine ; 
Our strength, to quell the proudest foes ; 

Our light, in deepest gloom to shine ; 
Thou art our fortress, strength and tower, 
Our trust and portion, evermore. 



Jesus, our Comforter thou art ; 

Our rest in toil, our ease in pain ; 
The Ibalm to heal each broken heart, 

In storms our peace, in loss our gain ; 
Our joy, beneath the worldling's frown ; 
In shame, our glory and our crown ; — 

In want, our plentiful supply ; 

In weakness, our almighty power ; 
In bonds, our perfect liberty ; 

Our refuge in temptation' s hour ; 
Our comfort, amidst grief and thrall ; 
Our life in death ; our all in all. 



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Z.Jf.61. 



AS oft with worn and weary feet, 
_ We tread earth's rugged valley o'er, 
The thought, how comforting and sweet, 

Christ trod this very path before ! 
Our wants and weaknesses he knows, 
From life' s first dawning till its close. 

Does sickness, feebleness, or pain, 

Or sorrow in our path appear \ 
The recollection will remain, 

More deeply did he suffer here ; 
His life how truly sad and brief, 
Filled up with suffering and with grief. 

If Satan tempt our hearts to stray, 
And whisper evil things within, 

So did he in the desert way, 
Assail our Lord with thoughts of sin ; 

When worn, and in a feeble hour, 

The tempter came with all his power. 

Just such as I, this earth he trod, 

With every human ill but sin ; 
And, though indeed the very God, 

As I am now, so he has been ; 
My God, my Saviour ! look on me 
With pity, love, and sympathy. 



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"\TTHY should I fear the darkest hour, 
V V Or tremble at the tempest's power % 
Jesus vouchsafes to be my tower. 
Though hot the tight, why quit the field % 
Why should I either flee or yield, 
Since Jesus is my mighty shield ? 
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2 Tho' all the flocks and herds were dead, 
My soul a famine need not dread, 
For Jesus is my living bread. 
I know not what may soon betide, 
Or how my wants shall be supplied ; 
But Jesus knows, and will provide. 

3 Though sin would till me with distress. 
The throne of grace I dare address, 
For Jesus is my righteousness. 
Against me earth and hell combine, 
But on my side is power divine : 
Jesus is all, and he is mine. 

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^HEX, streaming from the eastern sides. 
The morning light salutes mine eyes, 
O Sun of righteousness divine, 
On me with beams of mercy shine ! 
Oh ! chase the clouds of guilt away, 
And turn my darkness into day. 

2 And when to heaven* s all-glorious King 
My morning sacrifice I bring, 
And. mourning o'er my guilt and shame, 
Ask mercy in my Saviour's name : 
Thou. Jesus, cleanse me with thy blood. 
And be my Advocate with God. 

3 "When each day's scenes and labors close, 
And wearied nature seeks repose, 
With pardoning mercy richly blest, 
Guard me. my Saviour, while I rest : 
And, as each morning sun shall rise, 
Oh. lead me onward to the skies ! 

4 And at my life's last setting sun, 
My conflicts o'er, my labors done, 
Jesus, thy heavenly radiance shed, 
To cheer and bless my dying bed ; 
And from death' s gloom my spirit raise. 
To see thy face, and sing thy praise. 



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ONE loves me, Saviour, with thy love, 

None else can meet such needs as mine ; 
Oh ! grant me, as thou shalt approve, 

All that befits a child of thine ! 
From every fear and doubt release, 
And give me confidence and peace. 

2 Give me a faith shall never fail, 

One that shall always work by love ; 
And then, whatever foes assail, 

They shall but higher courage move 
More boldly for the truth to strive, 
And more by faith in thee to live : — 

3 A heart, that, when my days are glad, 

May never from thy way decline, 
And when the sky of life grows sad, 

May still submit its will to thine, — 
A heart that loves to trust in thee, 
A patient heart, create in me ! 

744 Z.M.61. 

MY Saviour, thou thy love to me, 
In want, in pain, in shame, hast shown, 
For me upon the accursed tree, 

Didst by thy precious death atone ; 
Thy death upon my heart impress, 
That nothing may it thence erase. 

2 Oh, that I, like a little child, 

May follow thee ; nor ever rest 
Till sweetly thou hast poured thy mild 

And lowly mind into my breast ! 
Oh, may I now and ever be, 
One spirit, dearest Lord, with thee ! 



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3 What in tliy love possess I not ? 

My Star by night, my Sun by day, 
My spring of life when parched with drought, 

My wine to cheer, my bread to stay ; 
My strength, my shield, my safe abode, 
My robe before the throne of God. 

745 ** 2>* 

TE angels ! who stand round the throne, 
And view my Immanuel's face, — 
In rapturous songs make him known, 

Oh ! tune your soft harps to his praise ; 
He formed you the spirits you are, 

So happy, so noble, so good ; 
When others sank down in despair, 
Confirmed by his power, ye stood. 

2 Ye saints ! who stand nearer than they, 

And cast your bright crowns at his feet, 
His grace and his glory display, 

And all his rich mercy repeat ; 
He snatched you from hell and the grave, 

He ransomed from death and despair : 
For you he was mighty to save, 

Almighty to bring you safe there. 

3 Oh ! when will the period appear 

When I shall unite in your song ? 
I'm weary of lingering here, 

And I to your Saviour belong ! 
I want — oh ! I want to be there, 

To sorrow and sin bid adieu — 
Your joy and your friendship to share — 

To wonder, and worship with you ! 

746 fmi.fi *s. 8s, 2). 

"Y Saviour, whom absent I love, 
Whom, not having seen, I adore, 
Whose name is exalted above 
All glory, dominion, and power, 



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Dissolve thou those bands that detain 

My soul from her portion in thee ; 
Ah ! strike off this adamant chain, 

And make me eternally free ! 
AY hen that happy era begins, 

When arrayed in thy glories I shine, 
Nor grieve any more, by my sins, 

The bosom on which I recline, 
Oh ! then shall the vail be removed, 

And round me thy brightness be poured ! 
I shall meet him, whom absent I loved, 

I shall see, whom unseen I adored. 
And then, nevermore shall the fears, 

The trials, temptations, and woes, 
Which darken this valley of tears, 

Intrude on my blissful repose : 
To Jesus, the crown of my hope, 

My soul is in haste to be gone ; 
Oh ! bear me, ye cherubim, up, 

And waft me away to his throne ! 

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OW tedious and tasteless the hours, 
When Jesus no longer I see ! 
The woodlands, the fields, and the flowers, 

Have lost all their sweetness to me. 
His name yields the richest perfume, 

And softer than music his voice ; 
His presence can banisli my gloom, 

And bid all within me rejoice. 
Dear Lord ! if indeed I am thine, 

And thou art my light and my song ; 
Say, why do I languish and pine, 

And why are my winters so long % 
Oh ! drive these dark clouds from the sky, 

Thy soul-cheering presence restore ; 
Or bid me soar upward on high, 

Where winters and storms are no more. 



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TNSPIRER and hearer of prayer, 
-L Thou Shepherd and Guardian of thine, 
My all to thy covenant care 
I sleeping or waking resign. 

2 If thou art my shield and my sun, 

The night is no darkness to me ; 
And, fast as my moments roll on, 
They bring me but nearer to thee. 

3 Thy ministering spirits descend 

To watch while thy saints are asleep ; 
By day and by night they attend, 
The heirs of salvation to keep. 

4 Bright seraphs, despatched from the throne, 

Repair to their stations assigned ; 
And angels elect are sent down, 

To guard the redeemed of mankind. 

5 Their worship no interval knows ; 

Their fervor is still on the wing ; 
And, while they protect my repose, 
They chant to the praise of my King. 

6 I, too, at the season ordained, 

Their chorus forever shall join, 
And love and adore, without end, 
Their faithful Creator and mine. 



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MY gracious Redeemer I love, 
His praises aloud I '11 proclaim 
And join with the armies above, 
To shout his adorable name. 

2 To gaze on his glories divine 
Shall be my eternal employ ; 
To see them incessantly shine, 
My boundless, ineffable joy. 



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3 He freely redeemed with his blood, 

My soul from the confines of hell, 
To live on the smiles of my God, 
And in his sweet presence to dwell : — 

4 To shine with the angels in light, 

With saints and with seraphs to sing, 
To view, with eternal delight, 
My Jesns, my Saviour, my King ! 



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,H, could I speak the matchless worth, 
Oh, could I sound the glories forth, 
Which in my Saviour shine ! 
I'd soar, and touch the heavenly strings, 
And vie with Gabriel while he sings 
In notes almost divine. 

I'd sing the precious blood he spilt, 
My ransom from the dreadful guilt 

Of sin and wrath divine ! 
I'd sing his glorious righteousness, 
In which all-perfect, heavenly dress 

My soul shall ever shine. 

I'd sing the characters he bears, 
And all the forms of love he wears, 

Exalted on his throne : 
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise, 
I would to everlasting days 

Make all his glories known. 

Well— the delightful day will come, 
"When my dear Lord will bring me home, 

And I shall see his face: 
Then with my Saviour, Brother, Friend, 
A blest eternity I'll spend, 

Triumphant in his grace. 



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751 **** < r > ■ '> ?• c. t. jr. 

OH, that I could for ever sit, 
With Mary at the Masters feet ! 
Be this my happy choice, — 
My only care, delight, and bliss, 
My joy, my heaven on earth be this, 
To hear the Bridegroom' s voice ! 

2 Oh that I could, with favored John, 
Recline my weary head upon 

The dear Redeemer s breast : 
From care, and sin, and sorrow free, 
Give me, O Lord ! to find in thee 

My everlasting rest ! 

3 God only knows the love of God ; 
Oh, that it now were shed abroad 

In this poor stony heart ! 
For this I sigh ; for thee I pine ; 
This only portion, Lord, be mine, 

Be mine the better part ! 

752 * &**• * :9 - c - *>• •**• 

JESUS, I love thee ! thou dost know 
How true my love, how deep my woe ; 
Almost too deep to bear ! 
But thou wilt guide me by thy hand, 
Strong in thy strength I yet may stand, 
Still resting in thy care. 

2 Thou wilt not leave the weakest one ; 
Though every outward hope be gone, 

I know that thou art nigh ; 
Man knows not what my sufferings are, 
He cannot know ; he would not care ; 

But thou art sympathy. 






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3 Thou wilt not let my footsteps fail, 

Nor let me, journeying through this vale, 

Bring on thy gospel shame ; 
Though naught is mine but sin and woe, 
Yet in thy righteousness I go, 

And triumph in thy name. 

4 And when the bitter cup is past, 
And when I sink in death at last, 

It is to be with thee ; 
To come with thee in clouds of heaven, 
Ransomed, pure, holy, thine, forgiven, 

Ever to reign with thee. 

753 co/.-.-zo. C.T.JL 

COME join, ye saints, with heart and voice, 
Alone in Jesus to rejoice, 
And worship at his feet ; 
Come, take his praises on your tongues, 
And raise to him your thankful songs, 
" In him ye are complete ! " 

2 In him, who all our praise excels, 
The fullness of the Godhead dwells, 

And all perfections meet : 
The head of all celestial powers, 
Divinely theirs, divinely ours ; 

" In Mm ye are complete ! " 

3 Still onward urge your heavenly way, 
Dependent on him day by day. 

His presence still entreat : 
His precious name forever bless, 
Your glory, strength and righteousness, 

" In him ye are complete ! " 

4 Xor fear to pass the vale of death ; 
In his dear arms resign your breath, 

He'll make the passage sweet ; 
The gloom and fears of death shall flee. 
And your departing souls shall see 

" In him ye are complete ! " 



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754 Mati.f;2f. C.T..U. 

H, let your mingling voices rise 
In grateful rapture to the skies, 
And hail a Saviour's birth ; 
Let songs of joy the day proclaim, 
When Jesus all-triumphant came 
To bless the sons of earth. 

2 He came to bid the weary rest ; 

To heal the sinner s wounded breast ; 

To bind the broken heart ; 
To spread the light of truth around ; 
And to the world' s remotest bound, 

The heavenly gift impart. 

3 He came our trembling souls to save, 
From sin, from sorrow, and the grave, 

And chase our fears away : 
Victorious over death and time. 
To lead us to a happier clime, 

Where reigns eternal day. 

755 ***** < ? • - ? - c - & Jf - 
T^EAR not, O little flock, the foe 

J- 1 Who madly seeks your overthrow ; 

Dread not his rage and power ; 
What tho' your courage sometimes faints, 
His seeming triumph o'er God's saints 

Lasts but a little hour. 

2 Be of good cheer ; your cause belongs 
To him who can avenge your wrongs ; 

Leave it to him, our Lord ! 
Though hidden yet from all our eyes, 
He sees the Gideon that shall rise 
To save us, and his word. 



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As true as God's own word is true, 
Not earth nor hell with all their crew 

Against us shall prevail ; 
A jest and by-word are they grown ; 
God is with us, we are his own, 

Our victory cannot fail ! 
Amen, Lord Jesus, grant our prayer ! 
Great Captain, now thine arm make hare, 

Fis:ht for us once asrain ! 
So shall thy saints and martyrs raise 
A mighty chorus to thy praise, 

World without end : Amen ! 

WAKE; my soul, to joyful lays. 
And sing the great Redeemer s praise ; 
He justly claims a song from me : 
His loving-kindness, oh. how free ! 

2 He saw me ruined in the fall. 
Yet loved me, notwithstanding all : 
He saved me from my lost estate : 
His loving-kindness, oh, how great ! 

3 Though numerous hosts of mighty foes. 
Though earth and hell my way opjiose, 
He safely leads my soul along : 
His loving-kindness, oh. how strong ! 

4 "When trouble, like a gloomy cloud. 
Has gathered thick and thundered loud, 
He near my soul hath always stood : 
His loving-kindness, oh. how good ! 

5 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale ; 
Soon all my mortal powers must fail : 
Oh. may my last expiring breath 
His loving-kindness sing in death ! 

6 Then let me mount and soar away 
To the bright world of endless day : 
And sing, with rapture and surprise, 
His loving-kindness in the skies ! 



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757 z>-m. 

DIREST Lord Jesus ! 
Ruler of all nature ! 
tliou of God and man the Son ! 
Thee will I cherish, 
Thee will I honor, 
Thou ! my soul's glory, joy and crown. 

2 Fair are the meadows, 
Fairer still the woodlands ! 

Robed in the blooming garb of spring ; 

Jesus is fairer, 

Jesus is purer, 
Who makes the woeful heart to sing. 

3 Fair is the sunshine, 
Fairer still the moonlight, 

And the twinkling starry host ; 

Jesus shines brighter, 

Jesus shines purer, 
Than all the angels heaven can boast. 

758 3>saZm2S. ffs<£'fOs. 

THE Lord is my Shepherd, he makes me repose 
Where the pastures in beauty are growing, 
He leads me afar from the world and its woes, 
Where in peace the still waters are flowing. 

2 He strengthens my spirit, he shows me the path 
Where the arms of his love shall enfold me, 
And when I walk through the dark valley of death, 
His rod and his staff will uphold me I 



759 Cant. / .• 7, 8. ffs & 70s . 

H, tell me, thou Life and Delight of my soul, 
Where the flock of thy pasture are feeding ; 
I seek thy protection, I need thy control, 
I would go where my Shepherd is leading. 



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2 Oh, tell me the place where thy flock are at rest, 

Where the noontide will find them reposing ; 
The tempest now rages, my soul is distressed, 
And the pathway of peace I am losing. 

3 And why should I stray with the flocks of thy foes, 

In the desert where now they are roving ; 
Where hunger and thirst, where contentions and woes, 
And fierce conflicts their ruin are proving 1 

4 Ah, when shall my woes and my wandering cease, 

And the follies that till me with weeping \ 
O Shepherd of Israel, restore me that peace, 
Thou dost give to the flock thou art keeping ! 

5 A voice from the Shepherd now "bids me return, 

By the way the foot-prints are lying ; 
No longer to wander, no longer to mourn : 
And homeward my spirit is flying. 

760 8s&7s,D. 

LOVE divine, all love excelling, — 
Joy of heaven, to earth come down ! 
Fix in us thy humble dwelling, 

All thy faithful mercies crown : 
Jesus ! thou art all compassion, 

Pure, unbounded love thou art ; 
Visit us with thy salvation, 
Enter every trembling heart. 

2 Breathe, oh, breathe thy loving Spirit 

Into every troubled breast ! 
Let us all in thee inherit, 

Let us find thy promised rest : 
Come, almighty to deliver, 

Let us all thy life receive ! 
Speedily return, and never, 

Never more thy temples leave ! 



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Finisli then thy new creation, 

Pure, unspotted may we be : 
Let us see our whole salvation 

Perfectly secured by thee ! 
Changed from glory into glory, 

Till in heaven we take our place ; 
Till we cast our crowns before thee, 

Lost in wonder, love, and praise. 



761 •**». *s *$- *y <* 7s, 7). 

ALL is dying ; hearts are breaking 
_ Which to ours were closely bound ; 
And the lips have ceased from speaking 
Which once uttered such sweet sound ; 
And the arms are powerless lying, 

Which were our support and stay ; 
And the eyes are dim and dying, 
Which once watched us night and day. 

2 Everything we love and cherish 

Hastens onward to the grave ; 
Earthly joys and pleasures perish, 

And whate'er the world e'er gave. 
All is fading, all is fleeing ; 

Earthly flames must cease to glow, 
Earthly beings cease from being, 

Earthly blossoms cease to blow. 

3 Yet unchanged while all decayeth, 

Jesus stands upon the dust ; 
Lean on me alone, he sayeth ; 

Hope and love, and firmly trust ! 
Oh, abide, abide with Jesus, 

Who himself forever lives, 
Who from death eternal frees us, 

Yea, who life eternal gives ! 



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762 -*** ° •• ~ s - 8s & 7s > ®- 

JESUS, I my cross have taken, 
Ail to leave, and follow thee ; 
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken, 

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be ! 
Perish, every fond ambition, 

All I've sought, or hoped, or known, 
Yet how rich is my condition, 

God and heaven are still my own ! 

2 Let the world despise and leave me, 

They have left my Saviour, too ; 
Human hearts and looks deceive me — 

Thou art not, like them, untrue ; 
Oh ! while thou dost smile upon me, 

God of wisdom, love, and might, 
Foes may hate, and friends disown me, 

Show thy face, and all is bright. 

3 Man may trouble and distress me, 

'Twill but drive me to thy breast, 
Life with trials hard may press me, 

Heaven will bring me sweeter rest ! 
Oh ! 'tis not in grief to harm me, 

While thy love is left to me ; 
Oh ! 'twere not in joy to charm me, 

Were that joy unmixed with thee. 

4 Go then, earthly fame and treasure ! 

Come disaster, scorn, and pain ! 
In thy service pain is pleasure, 

With thy favor, loss is gain. 
I have called thee, Abba, Father ! 

I have stayed my heart on thee ! 
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather, 

All must work for good to me. 



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5 Soul, then know thy full salvation, 

Rise o'er sin, and fear, and care ; 
Joy to find in every station 

Something still to do or bear. 
Think what Spirit dwells within thee ; 

Think what Father's smiles are thine ; 
Think that Jesus died to win thee ; 

Child of heaven, canst thou repine ? 

6 Haste thee on from grace to glory, 

Armed by faith, and winged by prayer ! 
Heaven's eternal day's before thee, 

God' s own hand shall guide thee there : 
Soon shall close thy earthly mission, 

Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days, 
Hope shall change to glad fruition, 

Faith to sight, and prayer to praise. 



763 Proverbs f$ : 24. 8s & 7s. 

,NE there is, above all others, 

Well deserves the name of Friend ; 
His is love beyond a brother's, 
Costly, free, and knows no end. 



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2 Which of all our friends, to save us, 

Could or would have shed his blood 
But our Jesus died to have us 
Reconciled in him to God. 

3 When he lived on earth abased, 

Friend of sinners was his name ; 
Now above all glory raised, 
He rejoices in the same. 

4 Oh ! for grace our hearts to soften ! 

Teach us, Lord, at length, to love ; 
We, alas ! forget too often 
What a friend we have above. 



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764 Matt, f 7*8. 8s&7s. 

JESUS only, when the morning 
Beams upon the path I tread ; 
Jesus only, when the darkness 
Gathers round my weary head. 

2 Jesus only, when the billows 

Cold and sullen o'er me roll ; 
Jesus only, when the trumpet 
Rends the tomb and wakes the soul. 

3 Jesus only, when in judgment 

Boding fears my heart appall ; 
Jesus only, when the wretched 
On the rocks and mountains call. 

4 Jesus only, when, adoring, 

Saints their crowns before him bring ; 
Jesus only, I will, joyous, 
Through eternal ages sing. 

765 John S : 3G. 8s d° 7s. 

SAVIOUR, hear us, through thy merit 
Lowly bending at thy feet ; 
Oh, draw near us by thy Spirit ; 
Prostrate at thy mercy-seat. 
2 For the joys of thy salvation, 
Still we raise our cries to thee ; 
Hear the voice of supplication, 
Set our souls at liberty. 

766 ****** 2s ■- 2 °- 8s & ? s * 

ALWAYS with us, always with us — 
- Words of cheer and words of love ; 
Thus the risen Saviour whispers, 
From his dwelling-place above. 

2 With us when we toil in sadness, 
Sowing much and reaping none ; 
Telling us that in the future 
Golden harvests shall be won. 



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3 AVith us when the storm is sweeping 

O'er our pathway dark and drear ; 
Waking hope within our bosoms, 
Stilling every anxious fear. 

4 With us in the lonely valley, 

When we cross the chilling stream ! 
Lighting up the steps to glory 
With salvation's radiant beam. 

767 Isa.53:/,. 7s d< 6s, D* 

I LAY my sins on Jesus, 
The spotless Lamb of God ; 
He bears them all, and frees us 

From the accursed load ; 
I bring my guilt to Jesus, 

To wash my crimson stains 
White in his blood most precious, 
Till not a stain remains. 

2 I lay my wants on Jesus ; 

All fullness dwells in him ; 
He healeth my diseases, 

He doth my soul redeem: 
I lay my griefs on Jesus, 

My burdens and my cares ; 
He from them all releases, 

He all my sorrows shares. 

3 I rest my soul on Jesus, 

This weary soul of mine ; 
His right hand me embraces, 

I on his breast recline : 
I love the name of Jesus, 

Immanuel, Christ, the Lord ; 
Like fragrance on the breezes, 

His name abroad is poured. 



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4 I long to be like Jesus, 

Meek, loving, lowly, mild ; 
I long to be like Jesus, 

The Father's holy child : 
I long to be with Jesus 

Amid the heavenly throng, 
To sing with saints his praises, 

And learn the angels' song. 

768 Jude 25 - 7 s & 6s > Z>- 

TO thee, my God and Saviour ! 
My heart exulting sings, 
Rejoicing in thy favor, 

Almighty King of kings ! 
I'll celebrate thy glory, 

With all thy saints above, 
And tell the joyful story 
Of thy redeeming love. 

2 Soon as the morn, with roses 

Bedecks the dewy east, 
And when the sun reposes 

Upon the ocean' s breast, 
My voice, in supplication, 

Well-pleased the Lord shall hear : 
Oh ! grant me thy salvation, 

And to my soul draw near. 

3 By thee, through life supported, 

I'll pass the dangerous road, 
With heavenly hosts escorted, 

Up to thy bright abode ; 
Then cast my crown before thee, 

And, all my conflicts o'er, 
Unceasingly adore thee : — 

What could an angel more ? 



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7 U U / John & : ffl. fa & £ s . 

JESUS, thy name I love, 
^J All other names above, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Oil ! thou art all to me ! 
Nothing to please I see, 
Nothing apart from thee, 
Jesus, my Lord ! 

2 Thou, blessed Son of God, 
Hast bought me with thy blood, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Oh ! how great is thy love, 
All other loves above, 
Love that I daily prove, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

3 When unto thee I flee, 
Thou wilt my refuge be, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
What need I now to fear 1 
What earthly grief or care, 
Since thou art ever near ! 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

4 Soon thou wilt come again ! 
I shall be happy then, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 
Then thine own face I'll see, 
Then I shall like thee be, 
Then evermore with thee, 

Jesus, my Lord ! 

770 ?*alm S : : 2. 7 . 6sd-6s. 

OW I have found a Friend 
Whose love shall never end ; 
Jesus is mine. 
Though earthly joys decrease, 
Though human friendships cease, 
Now I have lasting peace ; 
Jesus is mine. 



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Though I grow poor and old, 
He will my faith uphold ; 

Jesus is mine. 
He shall my wants supply ; 
His precious blood is nigh, 
Naught can my hope destroy ; 

Jesus is mine. 

When earth shall pass away, 
In the great judgment day, 

Jesus is mine. 
Oh, what a glorious thing 
Then to behold my King, 
On tuneful harps to sing, 

Jesus is mine. 

Father ! thy name I bless ; 
Thine was the sovereign grace ; 

Praise shall be thine ; 
Spirit of holiness ! 
Sealing the Father' s grace, 
Thou mad' st my soul embrace 

Jesus as mine. 



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771 Isaiah 15 : 22. 6s & £s. 

Y faith looks up to thee, 
Thou Lamb of Calvary, 
Saviour divine ! 
Now hear me while I pray, 
Take all my guilt away, 
Oh, let me from this day 
Be wholly thine ! 

2 May thy rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart ; 

My zeal inspire ; 
As thou hast died for me, 
Oh, may my love to thee 
Pure, warm, and changeless be, 

A living fire. 






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3 While life's dark maze I tread, 
And griefs around me spread, 

Be thou my guide ; 
Bid darkness nun to day, 
Wipe sorrow's tears away, 
Nor let me ever stray 

From thee aside. 

4 When ends life' s transient dream, 
When death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll, 
Blest Saviour ! then, in love, 
Fear and distrust remove ; 
Oh, bear me safe above, 

A ransomed soul ! 

772 JM. /**.*. 6s&£s. 

SAVIOUR, I look to thee, 
Be not thou far from me, 
'Mid storms that lower : 
On me thy care bestow, 
Thy loving kindness show, 
Thine arms around me throw, 
This trying hour. 

2 Saviour, I look to thee, 
Feeble as infancy, 

Gird up my lie art : 
Author of life and light, 
Thou hast an arm of might, 
Thine is the sovereign right, 

Thy strength impart. 

3 Saviour, I look to thee, 
Let me thy fullness see, 

Save me from fear ; 
While at thy cross I kneel. 
All my backsli dings heal, 
And a free pardon seal, 

My soul to cheer. 






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Saviour, I look to thee, 
Thine shall the glory be, 

Hearer of prayer : 
Thou art my only aid, 
On thee my soul is stayed, 
Naught can my heart invade, 

While thou art near. 



7*73 Isaiah 4£ .• fG. Os & 4s. 

SAVIOUR ! I follow on, 
Guided "by thee, 
Seeing not yet the hand 

That leadeth me ; 

Hushed be my heart and still, 

Fear I no further ill, 

Only to meet thy will 

My will shall be. 



Riven the rock for me 

Thirst to relieve, 
Manna from heaven falls 

Fresh every eve ; 
Never a want severe 
Causeth my eye a tear, 
But thou dost whisper near, 

" Only believe ! " 

Often to Marah' s brink 
Have I been brought ; 
Shrinking the cup to drink, 

Help I have sought ; 
And with the prayer' s ascent, 
Jesus the branch hath rent, 
Quickly relief hath sent, 
Sweetening the draught. 



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4 Saviour ! I long to walk 

Closer with thee ; 
Led by thy guiding hand, 

Ever to be ; 
Constantly near thy side, 
Quickened and purified, 
Living for him who died 

Freely for me ! 

774 6sd>£se 

FADE, fade, each earthly joy ; 
Jesus is mine ! 
Break, every tender tie ; 

Jesus is mine : 
Dark is the wilderness ; 
Earth has no resting-place ; 
Jesus alone can bless ; 
Jesus is mine. 

2 Tempt not my soul away ; 

Jesus is mine : 
Here would I ever stay ; 

Jesus is mine : 
Perishing things of clay 
Born but for one brief day, 
Pass from my heart away ; 

Jesus is mine. 

3 Farewell, ye dreams of night, 

Jesus is mine : 
Lost in this dawning bright, 

Jesns is mine: 
All that my soul has tried, 
Left but a dismal void ; 
Jesus has satisfied ; 

Jesus is mine. 



4 Farewell, mortality ; 

Jesus is mine : 
Welcome, eternity ; 

Jesus is mine : 
Welcome, O loved and blest ! 
Welcome, sweet scenes of rest ; 
Welcome, my Saviour's breast ; 

Jesus is mine ! 

775 Gen . 28 : fO-22. C'S & 4-S. 

NEARER, my God, to thee, L 

Nearer to thee ! 
Ev'n though it be a cross 

That raiseth me ! 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 
Nearer to thee ! 

2 Though like the wanderer, 

The sun gone down, 
Darkness be over me, 

My rest a stone, 
Yet in my dreams I 'd be 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 

3 There let the way appear, 

Steps unto heaven ; 
All that thou sendest me, 

In mercy given ; 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 

4 Then, with my waking thoughts 

Bright with thy praise, 
Out of my stony griefs 

Bethel I'll raise ; 
So by my woes to be 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 
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5 Or if, on joyful wing 

Cleaving the sky, 
Sun, moon and stars forgot, 

Upward I fly, 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee. 

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SAVIOUR ! thy gentle voice 
Gladly we hear ; 
Author of all our joys, 

Ever "be near ; 
Our souls would cling to thee, 
Let us thy fullness see, 
Our life to cheer. 

2 Fountain of life divine ! 

Thee we adore ; 
We would be wholly thine 

Forevermore ; 
Freely forgive our sin, 
Grant heavenly peace within, 

Thy light restore. 

3 Though to our faith unseen, 

While darkness reigns, 
On thee alone we lean 

While life remains ; 
By thy free grace restored, 
Our souls shall bless the Lord 

In joyful strains ! 



777 fJofiu l: fO. 7S. 

AVIOUR ! teach me, day by day, 
Love' s sweet lesson to obey ; 
Sweeter lesson cannot be, 
Loving him who first loved me. 



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2 With a child-like heart of love, 
At thy bidding may I move ; 
Prompt to serve and follow thee, 
Loving him who first loved me. 

3 Teach me all thy steps to trace, 
Strong to follow in thy grace ; 
Learning how to love from thee, 
Loving him who first loved me. 

4 Love in loving finds employ — ([ j 
In obedience all her joy ; 

Ever new that joy will be, 
Loving him who first loved me. 

5 Thus may I rejoice to show 
That I feel the love I owe ; 
Singing, till thy face I see, 

Of his love who first loved me. 

778 John u ■' 6 - ? s ' 

FEEBLE, helpless, how shall I 
Learn to live and learn to die % 
Who, O God ! my guide shall be % 
Who shall lead thy child to thee ? 

2 Blessed Father, gracious One ! 
Thou hast sent thy holy Son ; 
He will give the light I need, 
He my trembling steps will lead. 

3 Thus in deed, and thought, and word, 
Led by Jesus Christ the Lord, 

In my weakness, thus shall I 
Learn to live and learn to die. 

4 Learn to live in peace and love, 
Like the perfect ones above ; 
Learn to die without a fear, 
Feeling thee, my Saviour, near. 



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779 * Cor.t5.-f0. 7s. 

BLESSED fountain, fall of grace ! 
Grace for sinners, grace for me, 
To this source alone I trace 
What I am and hope to be. 

2 What I am, as one redeemed, 

Saved and rescued by the Lord ; 
Hating what I once esteemed, 
Loving what I once abhorred. 

3 What I hope to be ere long, 

When I take 1117 place above ; 
When I join the heavenly throng ; 
When I see the God of love. 

4 Then I hope like him to be, 

Who redeemed his saints from sin, 
Whom I now obscurely see, 

Through a vail that stands between. 

5 Blessed fountain, full of grace ! 

Grace for sinners, grace for me ; 
To this source alone I trace 
What I am, and hope to be. 

780 7s. 

EARTH has nothing sweet or fail", 
Lovely forms or beauties rare, 
But before my eyes they bring 
Christ, of beauty Source and Spring. 

2 When the morning paints the skies, 
When the golden sunbeams rise, 
Then my Saviour's form I find 
Brightly imaged on my mind. 

3 When the star-beams pierce the night, 
Oft I think on Jesus' light, 

Think how bright that light will be, 
Shining through eternity. 



4 Come, Lord Jesus ! and dispel 
This dark cloud in which I dwell, 
And to me the power impart 
To behold thee as thou art. 



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781 Isaiah 7: U- 7s. 

WEETER sounds than music knows, 
Charm me in Immanuel' s name ; 
All her hopes my spirit owes 
To his birth, and cross, and shame. 

2 When he came, the angels sung, 

"Glory be to God on high : " 
Lord, unloose my stammering tongue ; 
Who should louder sing than I ? 

3 Did the Lord a man become, 

That he might the law fulfill, 
Bleed and suffer in my room, — 

And canst thou, my tongue, be still ? 

4 ]S~o ; I must my praises bring, 

Though they worthless are, and weak ; 
For, should I refuse to sing, 
Sure the very stones would speak. 

5 my Saviour ! Shield, and Sun, 

Shepherd, Brother, Lord, and Friend 
Every precious name in one ! 
I will love thee without end. 

782 Isaiah 0:0. ?S. 

HE has come, the Christ of God ! 
Left for us his glad abode ; 
Stooping from his throne of bliss, 
To this darksome wilderness ! 

2 He has come, the Prince of peace ! 
Come to bid our sorrows cease ; 
Come to scatter, with his light, 
All the shadows of our night. 



J^S8 CHRISTIAN. 

3 He, the mighty King, has come ! 
Making this poor earth his home ; 
Come to bear our sin's sad load, 
Son of David, Son of God ! 

4 He has come, whose name of grace 
Speaks deliverance to our race ! 
Left for us his glad abode, 

Son of Mary, Son of God ! 

5 He has come from God' s own heaven J 
Unto us a Son is given ; 

Bringing with him from above 
Holy peace, and holy love ! 



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783 Malt. 1:23. 7s* 

OD with us ! oh, glorious name ! 

Let it shine in endless fame ; 
God and man in Christ unite ; 
Oh, mysterious depth and height ! 

2 God with us ! the eternal Son 
Took our soul, our flesh, and bone ; 
Now, ye saints, his grace admire, 
Swell the song with holy fire. 

3 God with us ! but tainted not 
With the first transgressor's blot ; 
Yet did he our sins sustain, 
Bear the guilt, the curse, the pain. 

4 God with us ! oh, wondrous grace ! 
Let us see him face to face ; 

That we may Immanuel sing, 
As we ought, our God and King ! 

784 z-m. 

JESUS, my all, to heaven is gone, 
He whom I fix my hopes upon ; 
His track I see, and I'll pursue 
The narrow way till him I view. 



LOV B FO K /'// E S A > ' / I /,' . I J [) 

2 The way the holy prophets went, 
The way that leads from banishment ; 
The Kings highway of holiness, 

I'll go, for all his paths are peace. 

3 This is the way I long had sought, 
And mourned because I found it not ; 
My grief a burden long had been, 
Oppressed with unbelief and sin. 

4 The more I strove against their power, 
I sinned and stumbled but the more ; 
Till late I heard my Saviour say. 

v - Come hither, soul. I am the way ! " 

5 Lo ! glad I come, and thou, blest Lamb, 
Shalt take me to thee, as I am : 
Nothing but sin I thee can give ; 
Nothing but love shall I receive. 

785 Luke 2&: 29. ?Os, 

\ BIDE with me ! Fast falls the eventide, 
J-j^. The darkness deepens — Lord, with me abide ! 
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, 
Help of the helpless, oh. abide with me ! 

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day ; 
Earth's joys grow dim. its glories pass away ; 
Change and decay in all around I see ; 

O thou, who changest not. abide with me ! 

3 I need thy presence every passing hour ; 

What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power ! 
Who, like thyself my guide and stay can be ? 
Through cloud and sunshine, oh. abide with me ! 

4 Not a brief glance I long, a passing word. 
But as thou dwell' st with thy disciples. Lord, 
Familiar, condescending, patient, free, 
Come, not to sojourn, but abide, with me ! 



786 Jokn£:W. 7s,6l. 

SHEPHERD, with thy tenderest love, 
Guide me to thy fold above ; 
Let me hear thy gentle voice ; 
More and more in thee rejoice ; 
From thy fullness grace receive, 
Ever in thy Spirit live. 

2 Filled by thee my cup o'erfiows, 
For thy love no limit knows : 
Guardian angels, ever nigh, 
Lead and draw my soul on high ; 
Constant to my latest end, 
Thou my footsteps wilt attend. 

3 Jesus, with thy presence blest, 
Death is life, and labor rest ; 
Guide me while I draw my breath, 
Guard me through the gate of death, 
And at last, oh, let me stand, 

With the sheep at thy right hand. 



787 8s&6s. 

HOLY Saviour ! Friend unseen, 
Since on thine arm thou bid'st me lean, 
Help me, throughout life's changing scene, 
By faith to cling to thee ! 



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2 Blest with this fellowship divine, 
Take what thou wilt, I '11 not repine ; 
For, as the branches to the vine, 

My soul would cling to thee. 

3 Tho' far from home, fatigued, oppressed, 
Here have I found a place of rest ; 

An exile still, yet not unblest, 
Because I cling to thee. 



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4 What though the world deceitful prove, 
Aud earthly friends and hopes remove ; 
With patient uncomplaining love 

Still would I cling to thee. 

5 Though oft I seem to tread alone 

Life's dreary waste, with thorns o'ergrown, 
Thy voice of love, in gentlest tone, 
Still whispers, " Cling to me ! " 

6 Though faith and hope are often tried, 
I ask not, need not, aught beside ; 

So safe, so calm, so satisfied, 
The soul that clings to thee ! 

788 / John &■ • fs-2f> Z.M.,D* 

THOUGH sorrows rise and dangers roll 
In waves of darkness o'er my soul ; 
Though friends are false, and love decays, 
And few and evil are my days ; 
Though conscience, fiercest of my foes, 
Swells with remembered guilt my woes ; 
Yet ev'n in nature's utmost ill, 
I love thee, Lord ! I love thee still ! 

2 Though Sinai's curse, in thunder dread, 
Peals o'er mine unprotected head, 
And memory points, with busy pain, 
To grace and mercy given in vain ; 

Till nature, shrinking in the strife, 
Would fly to hell to ' scape from life ; 
Though every thought has power to kill, 
I love thee, Lord ! I love thee still ! 

3 Oh, by the pangs thyself hast borne, 
The ruffian's blow, the tyrant's scorn, 
By Sinai's curse, whose dreadful doom 
Was buried in thy guiltless tomb ; 



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By these my pangs, whose healing smart 
Thy grace hath planted in my heart — 
I know, I feel thy bounteous will, 
Thou lov'st me, Lord ! thou lov'st me still ! 

789 j ° ; <» * s •• *'■ ? h d ' /0s - 

"TT^E would see Jesus — for the shadows lengthen 
V V Across this little landscape of our life ; 

We would see Jesus our weak faith to strengthen, 
For the last weariness — the final strife. 

2 We would see Jesus — the great Rock Foundation, 

Whereon our feet were set by sovereign grace ; 
Not life, nor death, with all their agitation, 
Can thence remove us, if we see his face. 

3 We would see Jesus — other lights are fading, 

Which for long years we have rejoiced to see ; 
The blessings of our pilgrimage are failing, 
We would not mourn them, for we go to thee. 

4 We would see Jesus — this is all we're needing, 

Strength, joy and willingness come with the sight ; 
We would see Jesus, dying, risen, pleading, 
Then welcome day, and farewell mortal night ! 

790 **«*" *» •' 7. C> M., 3). 

THOU art my hiding-place, Lord ! 
In thee I put my trust ; 
Encouraged by thy holy word, 

A feeble child of dust : 
I have no argument beside, 

I urge no other plea ; 
And 'tis enough my Saviour died, 
My Saviour died for me ! 

2 When storms of fierce temptation beat, 
And furious foes assail, 
My refuge is the mercy-seat, 
My hope within the vail : 



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From strife of tongues, and bitter words, 

My spirit flies to thee ; 
Joy to my heart the thought affords, 

My Saviour died for me ! 

3 And when thine awful voice commands 

This body to decay, 
And life, in its last lingering sands, 

Is ebbing fast away ; — 
Then, though it be in accents weak, 

My voice shall call on thee, 
And ask for strength in death to speak, 

"My Saviour died for me." 

791 Frf.ITIf.-Heb. // :S. Z. M. 

Tp IS by the faith of joys to come 
JL We walk through deserts dark as night ; 
Till we arrive at heaven, our home, 
Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 

2 The want of sight she well supplies ; 

She makes the pearly gates appear ; 
Far into distant worlds she pries, 
And brings eternal glories near. 

3 Cheerful we tread the desert through, 

While faith inspires a heavenly ray ; 

Though lions roar, and tempests blow, 

And rocks and dangers fill the way. 

702 SFLF-DF.YIAL.—Luke 9: 23. Z.M. 

F on our daily course our mind 
Be set, to hallow all we find, 
New treasures still, of countless price, 
God will provide for sacrifice. 

Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be, 
As more of heaven in each we see ; 
Some softening gleam of love and prayer 
Shall dawn on everv cross and care. 



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3 The trivial round, the common task, 
Will furnish all we ought to ask ; — 
Room to deny ourselves, a road 

To bring us daily nearer God. 

4 Only, O Lord, in thy dear love, 
Fit us for perfect rest above ; 
And help us this and every day, 
To live more nearly as we pray. 



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793 .Z01fiE.—fCor.f3;f. Z.Jf. 

AD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, 
And nobler speech than angels use, 
If love be absent, I am found 
Like tinkling brass, an empty sound. 

2 Were I inspired to preach and tell 
All that is done in heaven and hell — 
Or could my faith the world remove, 
Still I am nothing without love. 

3 Should I distribute all my store 
To feed the hungry, clothe the poor ; 
Or give my body to the flame, 
To gain a martyr's glorious name : 

4 If love to God and love to men 
Be absent, all my hopes are vain ; 
£Tor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal, 
The work of love can e'er fulfill. 



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10 let our lips and lives express 
The holy gospel, we profess ; 
So let our works and virtues shine, 
To prove the doctrine all-divine. 

2 Tims shall we best proclaim abroad 
The honors of our Saviour God ; 
When his salvation reigns within, 
And grace subdues the power of sin. 



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3 Eeligion bears our spirits up, 

AVliile we expect that blessed hope,— 
The bright appearance of the Lord : 
And faith stands leaning on his word. 



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•^95 G^iriTCDJZ.—Zam. S : 23. Z. M. 

Y God, how endless is thy love ! 
Thy gifts are every evening new ; 
And morning mercies from above, 
Gently distill like early dew. 

2 Thon spread' st the curtains of the night, 

Great guardian of my sleeping hours ; 
T3iy sovereign word restores the light, 
And quickens all my drowsy powers. 

3 I yield my powers to thy command ; 

To thee I consecrate my days ; 
Perpetual blessings from thine hand 
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 

796 c O.WPZETB.VZJSS.— Col. 2 ; JO. Z . M. 

COMPLETE in thee, no work of mine 
May take, dear Lord, the place of thine ; 
Thy blood has pardon bought for me, 
And I am now complete in thee. 

2 Complete in thee — no more shall sin 
Thy grace has conquered, reign within ; 
Thy voice will bid the tempter flee, 
And I shall stand complete in thee. 

3 Complete in thee — eacli want supplied, 
And no good thing to me denied, 
Since thou my portion, Lord, wilt be, 

I ask no more — complete in thee. 

4 Dear Saviour ! when, before thy bar 
All tribes and tongues assembled are, 
Among thy chosen may I be 

At thy right hand— complete in thee. 



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797 VOJVTEJVTMJEA '/.— 'PhiT. 4 .• //. X. M. 

LORD, how full of sweet content 
Our years of pilgrimage are spent ! 

Where'er we dwell, we dwell with thee, 

In heaven, in earth, or on the sea. 

2 To us remains nor place nor time ; 
Our country is in every clime : 
We can be calm and free from care 
On any shore, since God is there. 

3 While place we seek, or place we shun, 
The soul finds happiness in none ; 

But with our God to guide our way, 
'T is equal joy to go or stay. 

4 Could we be cast where thou art not, 
That were indeed a dreadful lot ; 
But regions none remote we call, 
Secure of finding God in all. 

798 JfJEEZA 'JSSS.—Matt. 5:5. Z.Jlf. 

HAPPY the meek whose gentle breast, 
Clear as the summer's evening ray, 
Calm as the regions of the blest, 
Enjoys on earth celestial day. 

2 His heart no broken friendships sting, 

No storms his peaceful tent invade ; 
He rests beneath th' Almighty' s wing, 
Hostile to none, of none afraid. 

3 Spirit of grace, all meek and mild ! 

Inspire our breasts, our souls possess : 
Repel each passion rude and wild, 
And bless us as we aim to bless. 

799 FJLITS.—JEpk.2:S. C. M* 

OH, gift of gifts ! oh, grace of faith ! 
My God ! how can it be 
That thou, who hast discerning love, 
Shouldst give that gift to me ? 



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2 How many hearts thou nrightst have had 

More innocent than mine ! 
How many souls more worthy far 
Of that sweet touch of thine ! 

3 Ah, grace ! into unlikeliest hearts 

It is thy boast to come, 
The glory of thy light to find 
In darkest spots a home. 

4 The crowd of cares, the weightiest cross, 

Seem trifles less than light — 
Earth looks so little and so low 
When faith shines full and bright. 

5 Oh, happy, happy that I am i 

If thou canst be, O Faith, 
The treasure that thou art in life, 
What wilt thou be in death ! 

300 G 07)L T 6IA "CZ-RITT.—Ejj/i .5:8. C. M", 

WALK in the light ! so shalt thou know 
That fellowship of love, 
His Spirit only can bestow, 
Who reigns in light above. 

2 Walk in the light ! and thou shalt find 

Thy heart made truly his, 
Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined, 
In whom no darkness is. 

3 Walk in the light ! and ev'n the tomb 

No fearful shade shall wear ; 
Glory shall chase away its gloom, 
For Christ hath conquered there. 

4 Walk in the light ! and thou shalt see 

Thy path, though thorny, bright, 
For God by grace shall dwell in thee, 
And God himself is light. 



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801 GE * " rL /; - 1 '-'-'••■•-'.- :> •//„.>. 8 : 21. C. M. 

SPEAK gently— it is better far 
To rule by love than fear ; 
Speak gently — let no harsh word mar 
The good we may do here. 

2 Speak gently to the young — for they 

Will have enough to bear ; \ 

Pass through this life as best they may, 
'Tis full of anxious care. 

3 Speak gently to the aged one, 

Grieve not the careworn heart ; 
The sands of life are nearly run, 
Let them in peace depart. 

4 Speak gently to the erring ones — 

They must have toiled in vain ; 
Perchance unkindness made them so ; 
Oh, win them back again ! 

5 Speak gently — 'tis a little thing, 

Dropped in the heart' s deep well ; 
The good, the joy, that it may bring, 
Eternity shall tell. 

802 JfA 7? T1 * 2? - rA ITJI ' - JZ, ~ b - ** •• *$• c. jr. 

GLORY to God ! whose witness-train, 
Those heroes bold in faith, 
Could smile on poverty and pain, 
And triumph ev'n in death. 

2 Oh ! may that faith our hearts sustain, 

Wherein they fearless stood, 
When, in the power of cruel men, 
They poured their willing blood. 

3 God whom we serve, our God, can save, 

Can damp the scorching flame, 
Can build an ark, can smooth the wave, 
For such as love his name. 



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4 Lord ! if thine arm support ns still 
With its eternal strength, 
We shall o'ercome the mightiest ill, 
And conquerors prove at length. 

303 rn us T '— Hab • «* •• * 7-fs. C- >%£• 

"TTyHAT tho' no flowers the fig-tree clothe, 

V V Though vines their fruit deny, 
The labor of the olive fail, 
And fields no food supply ;— 

2 Though from the fold with sad surprise, 

My flock cut off I see ; 
Though famine pine in empty stalls, 
Where herds were wont to be ; — 

3 Yet in the Lord will I be glad, 

And glory in his love ; 
In him rejoice, who will the God 
Of my salvation prove. 

304 S-PiniTUALITT.- Gal. 5 : 22. C M. 

COME, Holy G-host, my soul inspire — 
This one great gift impart — 
What most I need — and most desire, 
An humble, holy heart. 

2 Bear witness I am born again, 

My many sins forgiven : 
Nor let a gloomy doubt remain 
To cloud my hope of heaven. 

3 More of myself grant I may know, 

From sin's deceit be free, 
In all the Christian graces grow, 
And live alone to thee. 

305 FAITH. -Mark 9 i H • C. M. 

LORD, I believe ; thy power I own ; 
Thy word I would obey ; 
I wander comfortless and lone, 
When from thy truth I stray. 



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2 Lord, I believe ; but gloomy fears 

Sometimes bedim my sight ; 
I look to thee with prayers and tears, 
And cry for strength and light. 

3 Lord, I believe ; but oft, I know, 

My faith is cold and weak : 
My weakness strengthen, and bestow 
The confidence I seek. 

4 Yes ! I believe ; and only thou 

Caust give my soul relief : 
Lord, to thy truth my spirit bow ; 
"Help thou mine unbelief! " 



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3Q6 HCJfBZE DEYOTIOW. CM. 

ATHER ! whate'er of earthly bliss 
Thy sovereign hand denies, 
Accepted at thy throne of grace, 
Let this petition rise : — 

"Give me a calm, a thankful heart, 

From every murmur free ; 
The blessings of thy grace impart, 

And make me live to thee. 

"Let the sweet hope that thou art mine 

My life and death attend ; 
Thy presence through my journey shine, 

And crown my iournev's end." 



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807 HUJriZITT. -'Psalm 73! '. C. .If. 

S there ambition in my heart 8 
Search, gracious God, and see ; 
Or do I act a haughty part \ 
Lord, I appeal to thee. 

I charge my thoughts, be humble still, 

And all my carriage mild ; 
Content, my Father, with thy will. 

And quiet as a child. 



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3 The patient soul, the lowly mind, 
Shall have a large reward ; 
Let saints in sorrow lie resigned, 
And trust a faithful Lord. 

308 ji r - iriL 7 ri , -- i * r(if,f < & ? •• 1* • c - if. 

THY home is with the humble, Lord ! 
The simple are the best ; 
Thy lodging is in child-like hearts ; 
Thou makest there thy rest. 

2 Dear Comforter ! eternal Love ! 

If thon wilt stay with me, 
Of lowly thoughts and simple ways 
I'll build a honse for thee. 

3 Who made this breathing heart of mine 

Bnt thou, my heavenly Gnest I 
Let no one have it, then, but thee, 
And let it be thy rest ! 



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809 CAZJfA ESS .-Isaiah 20 : S. C. M, 

ALM me, my God, and keep me calm ; 
Let thine outstretched wing 
Be like the shade of Elim' s palm, 
Beside her desert spring. 

2 Yes, keep me calm, though loud and rude 
The sounds my ear that greet, — 

Calm in the closet' s solitude, 
Calm in the bustling street, — 

3 Calm in the hour of buoyant health, 
Calm in the hour of pain. 

Calm in my poverty or wealth, 
Calm in my loss or gain, — 

4 Calm in the sufferance of wrong, 
Like him who bore my shame, 

Calm 'mid the threatening, taunting throng, 
Who hate thy holy name. 



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5 Calm me, my God, and keep me calm, 
Soft resting on thy breast ; 
Soothe me with holy hymn and psalm, 
And bid my spirit rest. 

810 z ° } ' E -- 7 Cor ' /? •' * 3 - c * Jf* 

HAPPY the heart where graces reign, 
Where love inspires the breast : 
Love is the brightest of the train, 
And strengthens all the rest. 

2 Knowledge— alas ! 'tis all in vain, 

And all in vain onr fear ; 
Our stubborn sins will fight and reign, 
If love be absent there. 

3 This is the grace that lives and sings, 

When faith and hope shall cease ; 
'Tis this shall strike onr joyful strings, 
In the sweet realms of bliss. 

4 Before we quite forsake our clay, 

Or leave this dark abode, 
The wings of love bear us away 
To see our smiling God. 

THINK gently of the erring one ! 
And let us not forget, 
However darkly stained by sin, 
He is our brother yet. 

2 Heir of the same inheritance, 

Child of the self-same God ; 
He hath but stumbled in the path, 
A Ye have in weakness trod. 

3 Forget not thou hast often sinned, 

And sinful yet must be: 
Deal gently with the erring one, 
As God has dealt with thee. 



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812 SENSIBILITY.— Luke U) : /J. C. M. 

ND can mine eyes, without a tear, 
A weeping Saviour see ? 
Shall I not weep his groans to hear 
Who groaned and died for me ? 

2 Blest Jesus ! let those tears of thine 
Subdue each stubborn foe ; 
Come, fill my heart with love divine, 
And bid my sorrows flow. 

813 f^itii. C. M, 

IHAITH adds new charms to earthly bliss, 
And saves me from its snares ; 
Its aid, in every duty, brings, 
And softens all my cares. 

2 The wounded conscience knows its power 

The healing balm to give ; 
That balm the saddest heart can cheer, 
And make the dying live. 

3 Wide it unvails celestial worlds, 

Where deathless pleasures reign ; 
And bids me seek my portion there, 
Not bids me seek in vain. 

4 It shows the precious promise sealed 

With the Redeemer' s blood ; 
And helps my feeble hope to rest 
Upon a faithful God. 

5 There — there unshaken would I rest, 

Till this frail body dies ; 
And then, on faith 5 s triumphant wings, 
To endless glory rise. 

814 Jo 2 \- -.p/iit. i .• 4 . S. M. 
nOEJOICE in God alway ; 

J- \> When earth looks heavenly bright, 
When joy makes glad the livelong day, 
And peace shuts in the night. 



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2 Rejoice when care and woe 

The fainting soul oppress ; 
When tears at wakeful midnight flow, 
And morn brings heaviness. 

3 Rejoice in hope and fear ; 

Rejoice in life and death ; 
Rejoice when threatening storms are near, 
And comfort languisheth. 

4 When should not they rejoice, 

Whom Christ his brethren calls ; 
Who hear and know his guiding voice, 
When on their hearts it falls ? 

5 So, though our path is steep, 

And many a tempest lowers, 
Shall his own peace our spirits keep, 
And Christ' s dear love be ours. 



815 SEZF-ftEJVUJVCItf. TIO.Y.-PhU. 3 : 9. S. M. 

AN'S wisdom is to seek 
His strength in God alone ; 
And ev'n an angel would be weak, 
Who trusted in his own. 



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2 Retreat beneath his wings, 

And in his grace confide ; 
This more exalts the King of kings, 
Than all your works beside. 

3 In Jesus is our store ; 

Grace issues from his throne ; 
Whoever says, — "I want no more," 
Confesses he has none. 

816 PURITY lfatt.5:S, S.Jf. 

BLEST are the pure in heart, 
For they shall see their God ; 
The secret of the Lord is theirs ; 
Their soul is Christ' s abode. 



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2 He to the lowly soul 

Doth still himself impart, 
And for his dwelling, and his throne, 
Chooseth the pure in heart. 

3 Lord ! we thy presence seek ; 

May ours this blessing be ; 
Oh, give the pure and lowly heart, — 
A temple meet for thee. 

817 C OJVFI&M JVC J0.— Psalm 4-2: //. S. M. 

IN true and patient hope, 
My soul, on God attend ; 
And calmly, confidently look 
Till he salvation send. 

2 I shall his goodness see, 

While on his name I call ; 
He will defend and strengthen me, 
And I shall never fall. 

3 Jesus, to thee I fly, 

My refuge, and my tower ; 
Upon thy faithful love rely, 
And find thy saving power. 

818 WATCHFULNESS,— Matt. 25 : fS. S.M. 

TE servants of the Lord ! 
Each in his office wait, 
Observant of his heavenly word, 
And watchful at his gate. 

2 Let all your lamps be bright, 

And trim the golden flame ; 
Gird up your loins as in his sight, 
For awful is his name. 

3 Watch, — 'tis your Lord's command ; 

And while we speak he 's near ; 
Mark the first signal of his hand, 
And ready all appear. 



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4 Oh, happy servant he, 

In such a posture found ! 
He shall his Lord with rapture see, 
And be with honor crowned. 

819 rnriTS OF TMJB spfrit.-gch.s : 22. S.M. 

JESUS, my strength, my hope, 
On thee I cast my care, 
With humble confidence look up, 
And know thou hear' st my prayer. 

2 Give me 011 thee to wait, 

Till I can all things do ; 
On thee, almighty to create, 
Almighty to renew. 

3 I want a sober mind, 

A self-renouncing will, 
That tramples down, and casts behind 
The lures of pleasing ill ; — 

4 A soul inured to pain, 

To hardship, grief and loss, 
Bold to take up, firm to sustain 
The consecrated cross ; — 

5 I want a godly fear, 

A quick-discerning eye, 
That looks to thee when sin is near, 
And sees the tempter fly ; — 

6 A spirit still prepared, 

And armed with jealous care, 
Forever standing on its guard, 
And watching unto prayer. 

820 TSUST JJV GOD. -1 Pel. 5: 7. S.Jf. 

"TT "THERE wilt thou put thy trust % 

V \ In a frail form of clay, 
That to its element of dust 

Must soon resolve away % 



G ft A ('BS . 

2 Where wilt thou cast thy care ? 
. Upon an erring heart, 

"Which hath its own sore ills to bear, 
And shrinks from sorrow' s dart ? 

3 No, — place thy trust above 

This shadowy realm of night, 
In him, whose boundless power and love 
Thy confidence invite. 

4 His mercies still endure 

When skies and stars grow dim, 
His changeless promise standeth sure, — 
Go, — cast thy care on him. 



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821 LIVING TO CH'RlST.-'Phi!.; ;2f. 7s. 

/CHRIST, of all my hopes the Ground, 
\y Christ, the Spring of all my joy, 
Still in thee let me be found, 
Still for thee my powers employ. 

2 Fountain of o'erflowing grace ! 

Freely from thy fullness give ; 
Till I close my earthly race, 
Be it "Christ for me to live ! " 

3 Firmly trusting in thy blood, 

Nothing shall my heart confound ; 
Safely I shall pass the flood, 
Safely reach Immanuers ground. 

4 When I touch the blessed shore, 

Back the closing waves shall roll ! 
Death' s dark stream shall nevermore 
Part from thee my ravished soul. 

5 Thus, — oh, thus an entrance give 

To the land of cloudless sky ; 
Having known it " Christ to live," 
Let me know it "gain to die." 
20 



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822 LIKENESS TO cilMST.-f Cor. 2 : ?6. 7s. 

FATHER of eternal grace ! 
Glorify thyself in me ; 
Meekly "beaming in my face, 
May the world thine image see. 

2 Happy only in thy love, 

Poor, nnfriended, or unknown ; 
Fix my thoughts on things above, — 
Stay my heart on thee alone. 

3 Humble, holy, all-resigned 

To thy will : — thy will be done ! 
Give me, Lord ! the perfect mind 
Of thy well-beloved Son. 

4 Counting gain and glory loss, 

May I tread the path he trod ; 
Die with Jesus on the cross, — 
Rise with him, to thee, my God ! 

323 TELZ O WSHI&.—Eph .1:5. 7** 

FATHER, hear our humble claim ; 
We are met in thy great name ; 
In the midst do thou appear, 
Manifest thy presence here. 

2 Lord, our fellowship increase ; 
Knit us in the bond of peace ; 
Join our hearts, O Father ! join 
Each to each, and all to thine. 

3 Move and actuate and guide, 
Diverse gifts to each divide ; 
Placed according to thy will, 
Let us each his work fulfill. 

4 Build us in one spirit up, 
Called in one high calling's hope, 
One the spirit, one the aim, 

One the pure baptismal flame ; — 



g aacE/i. 459 

5 One the faith, and one the Lord, 
Whom, by heaven and earth adored, 
We our God and Father call ; — 
O'er all, through all, with us all. 

324 IIUJIILITV.-Tsalm ?Sf. 7s. 

LORD, if thou thy grace impart, 
Poor in spirit, meek in heart, 
I shall as my Master be, 
Hooted in humility ! 

2 Simple, teachable, and mild, 
Changed into a little child ; 
Pleased with all the Lord provides, 
Weaned from all the world besides. 

3 Father, fix my soul on thee ; 
Every evil let me flee ; 
Nothing want, beneath, above, 
Happy in thy precious love. 

4 Oh, that all may seek and find 
Every good in Jesus joined ! 
Him let Israel still adore, 
Trust him, praise him evermore. 

825 COJVFOSMITY TO C IIS 1ST. 7s. 

JESUS, Lord, we look to thee ; 
Let us in thy name agree ; 
Show thyself the Prince of Peace ; 
Bid our jars forever cease. 

2 By thy reconciling love, 
Every stumbling-block remove : 
Each to each unite, endear ; 
Come, and spread thy banner here. 

3 Make us of one heart and mind — 
Courteous, pitiful, and kind ; 
Lowly, meek, in thought and word — 
Altogether like our Lord. 



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4 Let us for each other care ; 
Each the other s burden bear ; 
To thy church the pattern give ; 
Show how true believers live. 

5 Free from anger and from pride, 
Let us thus in God abide ; 
All the depths of love express — 
All the heights of holiness. 

6 Let us then with joy remove 
To the family above ; 
On the wings of angels fly ; 
Show how true believers die. 

826 caA 'S&C&H TIOA .-Horn . /2 : /. 7s. 

IYER of each perfect gift ! 
By thy cleansing mercy healed, 
Up to thee our souls we lift, 
And to thee our bodies yield. 

2 Now our sacrifice receive, 

Humbly offered through thy Son ; 
In thee may we ever live ; 
In us may thy will be done. 

3 Meet it is, and just and right, 

Wholly thine that we should be ; 
In thy sacred word delight, 
Now and through eternity. 

4 Oh, that every deed and word 

May proclaim how good thou art ! 
Holiness unto the Lord, 

Now be written on each heart ! 

827 S ^° THEliL V ZOl'-E.-t Jo/ai S;/4. 7s, 61. 

BLESSED are the sons of God, 
They are bought with Jesus' blood ; 
They are ransomed from the grave ; 
Life eternal they shall have : 
With them numbered may we be, 
Here, and in eternity. 



2 They are justified by grace, 
They enjoy the Saviour's peace ; 
All their siiis are washed away ; 
They shall stand in God's great day : 
With them numbered may we be, 
Here, and in eternity. 

3 They are lights upon the earth, — 
Children of a heavenly birth, — 
One with God, with Jesus one : 
Glory is in them begun : 

With them numbered may we be, 
Here, and in eternity. 

828 ST>l&ITU?lZIT2\-2lom.S: /J. 7s,6l. 

ABBA, Father, hear thy child, 
- Late in Jesus reconciled ; 
Hear, and all the graces shower, # 
All the joy, and peace, and power ; 
All my Saviour asks above, 
All the life and heaven of love. 



Heavenly Father, Life divine, 

Change my nature into thine : 

Move and spread throughout my soul, 

Renovate and fill the whole ; 

Lord, I will not let thee go 

Till the blessing thou bestow. 



Holy Ghost, no more delay ; 
Come, and in thy temple stay : 
Now, thine inward witness bear, 
Strong, and permanent, and clear : 
Spring of life, thyself impart ; 
Rise eternal in my heart. 



LQO CHRISTIAN. 

829 CHAftirr.-/ cor. /.?.•/. 7s, 61. 

rp HOUGH I speak with angel tongues 
JL Bravest words of strength and fire, 
They are hut as idle songs, 

If no love my heart inspire ; 
All the eloquence shall pass 
As the noise of sounding brass. 

2 Though I lavish all I have 

On the poor in charity, 
Though I shrink not from the grave, 

Or unmoved the stake can see, — 
Till by love the work be crowned, 
All shall profitless be found. 

3 Come, thou Spirit of pure love, 

Who didst forth from God proceed, 
Never from my heart remove ; 

Lejt me all thy impulse heed ; 
Let my heart henceforward be 
Moved, controlled, inspired by thee. 

330 TKA.VQCZZZ I TY.—Tsalm /.?/. 7s 9 6L 

QUIET, Lord, my fro ward heart, 
Make me teachable and mild, 
Upright, simple, free from art, 
Make me as a weaned child : 
From distrust and envy free, 
Pleased with all that pleases thee. 

2 What thou shalt to-day provide, 

Let me as a child receive ; 
What to-morrow may betide, 

Calmly to thy wisdom leave : 
5 Tis enough that thou wilt care ; 
Why should I the burden bear ? 



3 As a little child relies 

On a care beyond his own, 
Knows lie ' s neither strong nor wise, 

Fears to stir a step alone ; — 
Let me thus with thee abide, 
As my Father, Guard, and Guide. 

HAPPY, Saviour, would I be, 
If I could but trust in thee ; 
Trust thy wisdom me to guide ; 
Trust thy goodness to provide ; 
Trust thy saving love and power ; 
Trust thee every day and hour : — 

2 Trust thee as the only light 
In the darkest hour of night ; 
Trust in sickness, trust in health ; 
Trust in poverty and wealth ; 
Trust in joy and trust in grief ; 
Trust thy promise for relief : — 

3 Trust thy blood to cleanse my soul ; 
Trust thy grace to make me whole ; 
Trust thee living, dying too ; 

Trust thee all my journey through ; 
Trust thee till my feet shall be 
Planted on the crystal sea. 

832 C0JVSl?C2?c4 2I0A\—Psa?m?f9:94.. 7s,6l. 

NOW, O God, thine own I am ! 
Now I give thee back thine own : 
Freedom, friends, and health, and fame, 

Consecrate to thee alone : 
Thine I live, thrice happy I ! 
Happier still if thine I die. 



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2 Take me, Lord, and all my powers ; 

Take my mind, and heart, and will ; 
All my goods, and all my hours, 

All I know, and all I feel, 
All I think, or speak, or do — 
Take my soul and make it new ! 

833 FRUITS Or S-Plfiir.-John U; : 7. C.JM. 

,1111 blest Redeemer, ere he breathed 
His tender, last farewell, 
A Guide, a Comforter bequeathed, 
With us on earth to dwell. 

2 He came in tongues of living flame, 
To teach, convince, subdue ; 

All-powerful as the wind he came, 
And all as viewless, too. 

3 He came, sweet influence to impart, 
A gracious, willing Guest, 

"While he can find one humble heart 
Wherein to fix his rest. 

4 And his that gentle voice we hear, 
Soft as the breath of even, 

That checks each fault, calms every fear, 
And whispers us of heaven. 

5 And every virtue we possess, 
And every virtue won, 

And every thought of holiness 
Is his and his alone. 

6 Spirit of purity and grace ! 
Our weakness pitying see ; 

Oh, make our hearts thy dwelling-place, 
Purer and worthier thee ! 

334 SU&MI8SIOJT. CM, 

LOED ! my best desires fulfill, 
And help me to resign 
Life, health, and comfort to thy will, 
And make thy pleasure mine. 



o 



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GSsi. CUS. 

2 Why should I shrink at thy command, 

Thy love forbids my fears ; 
Why tremble at the gracious hand, 
That wipes away my tears ? 

3 No, — let me rather freely yield 

What most I prize, to thee ; 
Thou never hast a good withheld, 
Nor wilt withhold from me. 

4 Thy favor, all my journey through, 

Shall be my rich supply ; 
What more I want, or think I do, 
Let wisdom still deny. 



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335 Gfttf.TITUDE.—?>salmf03. S.M. 

H, bless the Lord, my soul ! 
Let all within me join, 
And aid my tongue to bless his name, 
Whose favors are divine. 



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2 Oh, bless the Lord, my soul ! 

Nor let his mercies lie 
Forgotten in unthankfulness, 
And without praises die. 

3 'Tis he forgives thy sins ; 

'T is he relieves thy pain ; 
'Tis he that heals thy sicknesses, 
And makes thee young again. 

4 He crowns thy life with love, 

When ransomed from the grave ; 
He, who redeemed my soul from hell, 
Hath sovereign power to save. 

5 His wondrous works and ways 

He made by Moses known ; 
But sent the world his truth and grace 
By his beloved Son. 



IQQ CH'li I.S TIA.Y. 

836 C0JT8EC 7? A Yl 0. * \-L uke 10 : 1 2. 7s. 

JESUS, all-atoning Lamb, 
Thine, and only thine, I am : 
Take my body, spirit, son! ; 
Only thou possess the whole. 

2 Thou my one thing needful be ; 
Let me ever cleave to thee ; 
Let me choose the better part : 
Let me give thee all my heart. 

3 Whom have I on earth below ? 
Thee, and only thee, I know : 
Whom have I in heaven but thee ? 
Thou art all in all to me. 

837 TAIT77.-GaLo:0. S.&.Jf. 

FAITH is the polar star 
That guides the Christian' s way, 
Directs his wanderings from afar 

To realms of endless day : 
It points the course, where'er he roam, 
And safely leads the pilgrim home. 

2 Faith is the rainbow's form 

Hung on the brow of heaven, 
The glory of the passing storm, 

The pledge of mercy given : 
It is the bright triumphal arch 
Through which the saints to glory march. 

3 The faith that works by love, 

And purifies the heart. 
A foretaste of the joys above 

To mortals can impart : 
It bears us through this earthly strife, 
And triumphs in immortal life. 



838 C0 * 'SISTSJ\ '€ 2 \- 2 Cor. 3 : 2. 7s 3 6 1. 

CHOSEN not for good in me, 
Waked from coming wrath to flee, 
Hidden in the Saviour' s side, 
By the Spirit sanctified — 
Teach me, Lord, on earth to show, 
By my love, how much I owe. 

2 Oft I walk beneath the cloud, 
Dark as midnight' s gloomy shroud ; 
But, when fear is at the height, 
Jesus comes, and all is light ; 
Blessed Jesus ! bid me show 
Doubting saints how much I owe. 

3 Oft the nights of sorrow reign — 
"Weeping, sickness, sighing, pain ; 
But a night thine anger burns — 
Morning comes, and joy returns ; 
God of comforts ! bid me show 
To thy poor how much I owe. 

4 When in flowery paths I tread, 
Oft by sin I'm captive led ; 
Oft I fall, but still arise— 
Jesus comes — the tempter flies : 
Blessed Jesus ! bid me show 
Weary sinners all I owe. 

339 cojrsEcs&Tiojr* CM, 

WITNESS, ye men and angels now, 
Before the Lord we speak ; 
To him we make our solemn vow, 
A vow we dare not break : — 

2 That long as life itself shall last, 
Ourselves to Christ we yield, 
Nor from his cause will we depart, 
Or ever quit the held. 



468 



CJI'JilS TIAJV. 



3 We trust not in our native strength, 

But on his grace rely, 
That, with returning wants, the Lord 
Will all our need supply. 

4 Oh, guide our doubtful feet aright, 

And keep us in thy ways ; 
And while we turn our vows to prayers, 
Turn thou our prayers to praise. 

340 r ' ' m IYY: r -Eph .£.-5. £T.M. 

ONE sole baptismal sign, 
One Lord, below, above — 
Zion, one faith is thine, 

Only one watchword — love : 
From different temples though it rise, 
One song ascendeth to the skies. 

2 Our sacrifice is one ; 

One Priest before the throne — 
The slain, the risen Son, 

Redeemer, Lord alone ! 
And sighs from contrite hearts that spring, 
Our chief, our choicest offering. 

3 Head of thy church beneath ! 

The catholic* the true, — 
On all her members breathe, 

Her broken frame renew ! 
Then shall thy perfect will be done, 
When Christians love and live as one. 

841 AC Q VIES CEjYCE- Romans S : 2G. C. M. 

A UTHOR of good ! to thee we turn : 
-^-A- Thine ever-wakeful eye 
Alone can all our wants discern — 

Thy hand alone supply. 



GRACES. 



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2 Oh, let thy love within us dwell, 
Thy fear our footsteps guide ; 

That love shall vainer loves expel, 
That fear, all fears beside. 

3 And since by passion' s force subdued, 
Too oft, with stubborn will, 

We blindly shun the latent good, 
And grasp the specious ill ; — 

4 Not what we wish, but what we want, 
Let mercy still supply : 

The good we ask not, Father, grant ; 
The ill we ask, deny. 

842 J T N£,ZOyrStfI!P.-Z>g.t33. S. !P. M. 

OW pleasant 'tis to see 
Kindred and friends agree, 
Each in his proper station move ; 
And each fulfill his part 
With sympathising heart, 
In all the cares of life and love. 

2 'Tis like the ointment shed 
On Aaron' s sacred head, 

Divinely rich, divinely sweet ; 

The oil through all the room 

Diffused a choice perfume, 
Ran through his robes, and blest his feet. 

3 Like fruitful showers of rain 
That water all the plain, 

Descending from the neighboring hills ; 

Such streams of pleasure roll 

Through every friendly soul, 
Where love like heavenly dew distills. 

843 Arts 1:32. Z.M. 

OW blest the sacred tie that binds, 
In union sweet, according minds ! 
How swift the heavenly course they run, 
Whose hearts and faith and hopes are one ! 



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470 



CHRIS TJA.V. 



2 To each the soul of each how dear ! 
AVhat jealous care, what holy fear ! 
How cloth the generous flame within, 
Refine from earth and cleanse from sin 1 

3 Their streaming tears together flow, 
For human guilt and human woe ; 
Their ardent prayers united rise, 
Like mingling flames in sacrifice. 

4 Nor shall the glowing flame expire 
'Mid nature's drooping, sickening fire : 
Soon shall they meet in realms above, 
A heaven of joy, because of love. 

844 Art* 10: 33. A-lf- 

KINDRED in Christ ! for his dear sake 
A hearty welcome here receive ; 
May we together now partake 
The joys which only he can give. 

2 May he, by whose kind care we meet, 

Send his good Spirit from above ; 
Make our communications sweet, 
And cause our hearts to burn with love. 

3 Forgotten be each worldly theme, 

When Christians meet together thus ; 
We only wish to speak of him, 
Who lived, and died, and reigns, for us. 

4 Thus, — as the moments pass away, — 

We'll love, and wonder, and adore ; 
And hasten on the glorious day, 
When we shall meet to part no more. 

845 Eph.l:30-32. Z.Jf. 

THE Spirit, like a peaceful dove. 
Flies from the realms of noise and strife ; 
Why should we vex and grieve his love, 
Who seals our souls to heavenly life ! 



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2 Tender and kind be all our thoughts ; 
Through all our lives let mercy run : 
So God forgives our numerous faults, 
For the dear sake of Christ, his Son. 

Matt. JO : 1 0-4.2. L. M. 

COME in, thou blessed of the Lord, 
Enter in Jesus' precious name ; 
We welcome thee with one accord, 
And trust the Saviour does the same. 

2 Those joys which earth cannot afford, 

We'll seek in fellowship to prove ; 
Joined in one spirit to our Lord, 
Together bound by mutual love. 

3 And, while we pass this vale of tears, 

We'll make our joys and sorrows known ; 
We'll share each other's hopes and fears, 
And count a brother' s cares our own. 

4 Once more, our welcome we repeat ; 

Receive assurance of our love ; 
Oh ! may we all together meet, 
Around the throne of God above. 

Horn. 12:5. S,M, 

BLEST be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Christian love : 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2 Before our Father' s throne 

We pour our ardent prayers ; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3 We share our mutual woes, 

Our mutual burdens bear ; 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 



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4 When we asunder part, 

It gives us inward pain ; 
But we shall still be joined in heart, 
And hope to meet again. 

5 This glorious hope revives 

Our courage by the way ; 
While each in expectation lives, 
And longs to see the day. 

6 From sorrow, toil, and pain, 

And sin, we shall be free, 
And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 

848 • *&*• ** ' 2o - S ' m* 

JESUS, we look to thee, 
Thy promised presence claim ; 
Thou in the midst of us shalt be, 
Assembled in thy name. 

2 Not in the name of pride 

Or selfishness we meet ; 
From nature's paths we turn aside, 
And worldly thoughts forget. 

3 We meet the grace to take, 

Which thou hast freely given ; 
We meet on earth for thy dear sake, 
That we may meet in heaven. 

4 Present we know thou art, 

But oh, thyself reveal ! 
Now, Lord, let every bounding heart 
The mighty comfort feel. 

5 Oh, may thy quickening voice 

The death of sin remove ; 
And bid our inmost souls rejoice, 
In hope of perfect love 



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849 * c ° r - * 8 - fs - s ' m. 

LET party names no more 
The Christian world o'erspread ; 
Gentile and Jew, and bond and free, 
Are one in Christ their head. 

2 Among the saints on earth, 
Let mntnal love be fonnd ; 

Heirs of the same inheritance, 
With mntnal blessings crowned. 

3 Tims will the church below 
Resemble that above ; 

Where streams of pleasure ever flow, 
And every heart is love. 

850 Matt, is : 20. C. M. 

H, it is joy for those to meet 
Whom one communion blends, 
Council to hold in converse sweet, 
And talk as Christian friends. 



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2 'Tis joy to think the angel train, 

Who 'mid heaven's temple shine, 
To seek our earthly temples deign, 
And in our anthems join. 

3 But chief 'tis joy to think that He 

To whom his church is dear, 
Delights her gathered flock to see, 
Her joint devotions hear. 

4 Then who would choose to walk abroad, 

While here such joys are given ; 
" This is indeed the house of God, 
And this the gate of heaven ! " 

851 Uji7i.L:I5. CM. 

BLEST be the dear, uniting love, 
That will not let us part : 
Our bodies may far off remove ; 
We still are one in heart. 



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2 Joined in one spirit to our Head, 

Where lie appoints we go ; 
We still in Jesus' footsteps tread, 
And show his praise "below. 

3 Oh, may we ever walk in him, 

And nothing know beside ! 
Nothing desire, nothing esteem, 
But Jesus crucified ! 

4 Partakers of the Saviour' s grace, 

The same in mind and heart, 
Not joy nor grief nor time nor place 
]S T or life nor death can part. 



ET saints below in concert sing 
With those to glory gone ; 
For all the servants of our King 
In earth and heaven are one. 



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2 One family — we dwell in him — 

One church above, beneath, 
Though now divided by the stream, — 
The narrow stream of death ; — 

3 One army of the living God, 

To his command we bow ; 
Part of the host have crossed the flood, 
And part are crossing now. 

4 Ev'n now to their eternal home 

Some happy spirits fly ; 
And we are to the margin come, 
And soon expect to die. 

5 Ev'n now, by faith, we join our hands 

With those that went before, 
And greet the ransomed blessed bands 
Upon th' eternal shore. 



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6 Lord Jesus ! be our constant guide : 
And, when the word is given, 
Bid death' s cold flood its waves divide, 
And land us safe in heaven. 

/ John I, : 21, C. M. 

HOW sweet, how heavenly is the sight, 
When those who love the Lord 
In one another's peace delight, 
And so fulfill his word ! 

2 When each can feel his "brother's sigh, 

And with him bear a part ! 
When sorrow flows from eye to eye, 
And joy from heart to heart ! 

3 When, free from envy, scorn and pride, 

Our wishes all above, 
Each can his brother' s failings hide, 
And show a brother's love ! 

4 Let love, in one delightful stream, 

Through every bosom flow, 
And union sweet, and dear esteem, 
In every action glow. 

5 Love is the golden chain that binds 

The happy souls above ; 
And he's an heir of heaven who finds 
His bosom glow with love. 

854 c m. 

HAPPY the souls to Jesus joined, 
And saved by grace alone ; 
Walking in all his ways, they find 
Their heaven on earth begun. 

2 The church triumphant in thy love, 
Their mighty joys we know : 
They sing the Lamb in hymns above, 
And we in hymns below. 



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3 Thee in thy glorious realm they praise, 

And bow before thy throne ; 
We in the kingdom of thy grace : 
The kingdoms are but one. 

4 The holy to the holiest leads, 

And thence our spirits rise ; 
For he that in thy statutes treads, 
Shall meet thee in the skies. 

855 John * s r/ - c - M ' 

LORD, thou on earth didst love thine own, 
Didst love them to the end ; 
Oh, still from thy celestial throne, 
Let gifts of love descend. 

2 The love the Father bears to thee, 

His own eternal Son, 
Fill all thy saints, till all shall be 
In pure affection one. 

3 As thou for us didst stoop so low, 

Warmed by love' s holy flame, 
So let our deeds of kindness flow 
To all that bear thy name. 

4 One blessed fellowship of love, 

Thy living church should stand, 
Till, faultless, she at last above 
Shall shine at thy right hand. 

5 Oh, glorious day, when she, the Bride, 

With her dear Lord appears ! 
Then robed in beauty at his side, 
She shall forget her tears ! 

856 Gen. 21:3*. C.M. 

COME in, thou blessed of the Lord, 
Stranger nor foe art thou ; 
We welcome thee with warm accord, 
Our friend, our brother, now. 



2 The hand of fellowship, the heart 

Of love, we offer thee : 
Leaving the world, thou dost but part 
From lies and vanity. 

3 Come with us, — we will do thee good. 

As God to us hath done ; 
Stand but in him, as those have stood 
Whose faith the victory won. 

4 And when, by turns, we pass away, 

And star by star grows dim, 
May each, translated into day, 
Be lost and found in him. 



857 Luke 2& : 32. C. M* 

^E souls, by love together knit, 
Cemented, mixed in one, 
One hope, one heart, one mind, one voice, 
'Tis heaven on earth begun. 



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2 Our hearts have often burned within, 

And glowed with sacred fire, 
While Jesus spoke, and fed, and blessed, 
And filled the enlarged desire. 

3 The little cloud increases still, 

The heavens are big with rain ; 
We haste to catch the teeming shower, 
And all its moisture drain. 

4 A rill, a stream, a torrent flows ! 

But pour a mighty flood ; 
Oh, sweep the nations, shake the earth, 
'Till all proclaim thee, God ! 

5 And when thou mak'st thy jewels up, 

And sett'st thy starry crown ; 
When all thy sparkling gems shall shine, 
Proclaimed by thee thine own ; — 



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6 May we, a little band of love, 
We sinners, saved by grace, 
From glory unto glory changed, 
Behold thee face to face ! 

858 Bom. 0s 6. C.M\ 

PLANTED in Christ, the living vine, 
This day, with one accord, 
Ourselves, with humble faith and joy, 
We yield to thee, O Lord ! 

2 Joined in one body may we be : 

One inward life partake ; 
One be our heart, one heavenly hope 
In every bosom wake. 

3 In prayer, in effort, tears, and toils, 

One wisdom be our guide ; 
Taught by one Spirit from above, 
In thee may we abide. 

4 Then, when among the saints in light 

Our joyful spirits shine, 
Shall anthems of immortal praise, 
O Lamb of God, be thine ! 

859 Psalm Go : 2. C. M. 

PRAYER is the soul's sincere desire, 
Uttered or unexpressed ; 
The motion of a hidden fire 
That trembles in the breast. 

2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh, 

The falling of a tear, 
The upward glancing of an eye, 
When none but God is near. 

3 Prayer is the simplest form of speech 

That infant lips can try ; 
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach. 
The Majesty on high. 



4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, 
The Christian's native air : 
His watchword at the gates of death- 
He enters heaven with prayer. 

;5 Prayer is the contrite sinner' s voice, 
Returning from his ways ; 
While angels in their songs rejoice, 
And cry— " Behold he prays ! " 

6 thou, by whom we come to God — 
The Life, the Truth, the Way; 
The path of prayer thyself hast trod ; 
Lord ! teach us how to pray. 

860 Mark /3: ss - c * M * 

THE Saviour bids thee watch and pray 
Through life' s momentous hour ; 
And grants the Spirit' s quickening ray 
To those who seek his power. 

2 The Saviour bids thee watch and pray, 

Maintain a warrior' s strife ; 
O Christian ! hear his voice to-day : 
Obedience is thy life. 

3 The Saviour bids thee watch and pray, 

For soon the hour will come 
That calls thee from the earth away 
To thy eternal home. 

4 The Saviour bids thee watch and pray, 

Oh, hearken to his voice, 
And follow where he leads the way, 
To heaven's eternal joys ! 

861 ^ **■»• ^ •• / ^ * 3 ' c. m. 

PRAYER, is the breath of God in man, 
Returning whence it came ; 
Love is the sacred fire within, 
And prayer the rising flame. 






4-80 cffsisri*ur. 

2 It gives the burdened spirit ease, 

And soothes the troubled breast ; 
Yields comfort to the mourning soul, 
And to the weary rest. 

3 When God inclines the heart to pray, 

He hath an ear to hear ; 
To him there ' s music in a sigh, 
And beauty in a tear. 

4 The humble suppliant cannot fail 

To have his wants supplied, 
Since he for sinners intercedes, 
Who once for sinners died. 

HAIL, tranquil hour of closing day ! 
Begone, disturbing care ! 
And look, my soul, from earth away, 
To him who heareth prayer. 

2 How sweet the tear of penitence, 

Before his throne of grace, 
While, to the contrite spirit' s sense, 
He shows his smiling face. 

3 How sweet, thro' long-remembered years, 

His mercies to recall ; 
And, pressed with wants, and griefs, and fears, 
To trust his love for all. 

4 How sweet to look, in thoughtful ho r 3, 

Beyond this fading sky, 
And hear him call his children up 
To his fair home on high. 

5 Calmly the day forsakes our heaven 

To dawn beyond the west ; 
So let my soul, in life's last even, 
Retire to glorious rest. 



§3 Mail. /<? .' 20. C M* 

"TT THERE VER two or tliree may meet, 

VV To worship in thy name, 
Bending beneath thy mercy-seat, 

This promise they may claim : — 

2 Jesus in love will condescend 
To bless the hallowed place ; 

The Saviour will himself attend, 
And show his smiling face. 

3 How bright the assurance ! gracious Lord, 
Fountain of peace and love, 

Fulfill to us thy precious word, 
Thy loving-kindness prove. 

4 Now to our God — the Father, Son, 
And Holy Spirit, sing ! 

With praise to God, the Three in One, 
Let all creation ring. 

864 & M < 

OLORD, another day is flown ; 
And we, a lowly band, 
Are met once more before thy throne, 
To bless thy fostering hand. 

2 And wilt thou bend a listening ear 
To praises low as ours % 

Thou wilt ! for thou dost love to hear 
The song which meekness pours. 

3 Thy heavenly grace to each impart ; 
All evil far remove ; 

And shed abroad in every heart 
Thy everlasting love. 

4 Thus chastened, cleansed, entirely thine, 
A flock by Jesus led, 

The Sun of holiness shall shine 
In glory on our head. 
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5 And thou wilt turn our wandering feet, 
And thou wilt bless our way ; 
Till worlds shall fade, and faith shall greet 
The dawn of lasting day. 



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365 Zu&e fO : S8-&2. CM. 

LOVE to steal awhile away 
From every cumbering care, 
And spend the hours of setting day 
In humble, grateful prayer. 

2 I love in solitude to shed 

The penitential tear, 
And all his promises to plead, 
Where none but God can hear. 

3 I love to think on mercies past, 

And future good implore, 
And all my cares and sorrows cast 
On him whom I adore. 

4 I love by faith to take a view 

Of brighter scenes in heaven ; 
The prospect doth my strength renew, 
While here by tempests driven. 

5 Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er, 

May its departing ray 
Be calm as this impressive hour, 
And lead to endless day. 

866 f John 5 :U. C* Af. 

THERE is an eye that never sleeps 
Beneath the wing of night ; 
There is an ear that never shuts, 
When sink the beams of light. 

2 There is an arm that never tires, 

When human strength gives way ; 
There is a love that never fails, 
When earthly loves decay. 



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3 That eye is fixed on seraph throngs ; 

That arm upholds the sky ; 
That ear is filled with angel songs ; 
That love is throned on high. 

4 But there's a power which man can wield 

When mortal aid is vain, 
That eye, that arm, that love to reach, 
That listening ear to gain. 

5 That power is prayer, which soars on high, 

Through Jesus, to the throne ; 
And moves the hand which moves the world, 
To brinff salvation down ! 



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EAR Father, to thy mercy- seat 
My soul for shelter flies : 
'Tis here I find a safe retreat 
When storms and tempests rise. 

2 My cheerful hope can never die, 

If thou, my God, art near ; 
Thy grace can raise my comforts high, 
And banish every fear. 

3 My great Protector, and my Lord ! 

Thy constant aid impart ; 
Oh ! let thy kind, thy gracious word 
Sustain my trembling heart. 

4 Oh ! never let my soul remove 

From this divine retreat ; 
Still let me trust thy power and love, 
And dwell beneath thy feet. 

838 :Ex - 25 • 22 ' £* M. 

FROM every stormy wind that blows, 
From every swelling tide of woes, 
There is a calm, a sure retreat ; 
'T is found beneath the mercy-seat. 



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2 There is a place where Jesus sheds 
The oil of gladness on our heads, — 
A place, than all "besides, more sweet ; 
It is the blood-bought rnercy-seat. 

3 There is a scene where spirits blend, 
Where friend holds fellowship with friend ; 
Though sundered far, by faith they meet 
Around one common mercy-seat. 

4 There, there, on eagle wings we soar, 
And sense and sin molest no more, 

And heaven comes down our souls to greet, 
And glory crowns the mercy-seat ! 

5 Oh ! let my hand forget her skill, 
My tongue be silent, cold, and still, 
This throbbing heart forget to beat, 
If I forget the mercy-seat. 

369 Hebrews 4 .• 15, 76. Z* M. 

"TT T^HERE high the heavenly temple stands, 
V V The house of God not made with hands, 
A great High Priest our nature wears, — 
The Guardian of mankind appears. 

2 Though now ascended up on high, 
He bends on earth a brother' s eye ; 
Partaker of the human name, 

He knows the frailty of our frame. 

3 Our Fellow-sufferer yet retains 
A fellow-feeling of our pains ; 
And still remembers, in the skies, 
His tears, his agonies, and cries. 

4 In every pang that rends the heart, 
The Man of Sorrows had a part ; 
He sympathizes with our grief, 
And to the sufferer sends relief. 



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485 



With boldness, therefore, at the throne, 
Let us make all our sorrows known ; 
And ask the aid of heavenly power, 
To help us in the evil hour. 



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870 Matt. 2 f:: 22. Z.M. 

ND dost thou say, " Ask what thou wilt ?" 
Lord, I would seize the golden hour : 
I pray to be released from guilt, 
And freed from sin and Satan' s power. 

2 More of thy presence, Lord, impart ; 

More of thine image let me bear : 
Erect thy throne within my heart, 
And reign without a rival there. 

3 Give me to read my pardon sealed, 

And from thy joy to draw my strength ; 
Oh, be thy boundless love revealed 
In all its height and breadth and length ! 

4 Grant these requests — I ask no more, 

But to thy care the rest resign : 
kick, or in health, or rich, or poor, 
All shall be well, if thou art mine. 

871 Luke 27 •' 37 - Z" M. 

THOU, Saviour, from thy throne on high, 
Enrobed in light and girt with power, 
Dost note the thought, the prayer, the sigh, 
Of hearts that love the tranquil hour. 

2 Oft thou thyself didst steal away, 

At eventide, from labor done, 
In some still, peaceful shade to pray 
Till morning watches were begun. 

3 Thou hast not, dearest Lord, forgot 

Thy wrestlings on Judea's hills ; 
And still thou lov' st the quiet spot 
Where praise the lowly spirit fills. 



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4 Now to our souls, withdrawn awhile 

From earth' s rude noise, thy face reveal ; 
And as we worship, kindly smile, 
And for thine own our spirits seal. 

5 To thee we bring each grief and care, 

To thee we fly while tempests lower ; 
Thou wilt the weary burdens bear 
Of hearts that love the tranquil hour. 

872 *d*2*f. Z.M. 

CiOMMAND thy blessing from above, 
J O God, on all assembled here ; 
Behold us with a Father' s love, 
While we look up with filial fear. 

2 Command thy blessing, Jesus, Lord ! 

May we thy true disciples be ; 
Speak to each heart the mighty word, — 
Say to the weakest, Follow me. 

3 Command thy blessing in this hour, 

Spirit of truth ! and fill the place 
With wounding and with healing power, 
With quickening and confirming grace. 

4 O thou, our Maker, Saviour, Guide, 

One True, Eternal God confessed ; 
Whom thou hast joined none may divide ; 
None dare to curse whom thou hast blessed. 



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873 'Psalm iOU : $£. Z. M. 

God, is any hour so sweet, 
From blush of morn to evening star, 
As that which calls me to thy feet, 
The calm and holy hour of prayer ? 

Blest is the tranquil break of morn, 
And blest the hush of solemn eve, 

When on the wings of prayer up-borne, 
This fair, but transient, world I leave. 



3 Then is my strength by thee renewed ; 
Then are my sins by thee forgiven ; 

Then dost thou cheer my solitude, 
With clear and beanteons hopes of heaven. 

4 No words can tell what sweet relief, 
There for my every want, I find ; 

What strength for warfare, balm for grief, 
What deep and cheerful peace of mind ! 

5 Lord, till I reach the blissful shore, 
No privilege so dear shall be, 

As thus my inmost soul to pour 
In faithful filial prayer to thee ! 

;874 Jo/ml: 2/ . Z.M. 

JESUS, where'er thy people meet, 
There they behold thy mercy-seat ; 
Where'er they seek thee, thou art found ; 
And every place is hallowed ground. 

2 For tnou, within no walls confined, 
Inhabitest the humble mind ; 

Such ever bring thee where they come, 
And going, take thee to their home. 

3 Great Shepherd of thy chosen few ! 
Thy former mercies here renew ; 
Here to our waiting hearts proclaim 
The sweetness of thy saving name. 

8 #5 Jratt. fS : 20. Z. M. 

WHERE two or three, with sweet accord, 
Obedient to their sovereign Lord, 
Meet to recount his acts of grace, 
And offer solemn prayer and praise ; — 

2 There will the gracious Saviour be, 
To bless the little company ; 
There, to unvail his smiling face, 
And bid his glories fill the place. 



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877 



3 We meet at thy command, Lord ! 
Relying on thy faithful word ; 
Now send the Spirit from above, 
And fill our hearts with heavenly love. 

Gen. 28: 17. Z* 

HOW sweet to leave the world awhile, 
And seek the presence of our Lord ! 
Dear Saviour ! on thy people smile, 
And come, according to thy word. 

2 From busy scenes we now retreat, 

That we may here converse with thee : 
Ah ! Lord ! behold ns at thy feet ; 
Let this the "gate of heaven" be. 

3 " Chief of ten thousand ! " now appear, 

That we by faith may see thy face : 
Oh ! speak, that we thy voice may hear, 
And let thy presence fill this place. 



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WHAT various hindrances we meet 
In coming to a mercy-seat ! 
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer 
But wishes to be often there % 

2 Prayer makes the darkened clouds withdraw ; 
Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, 

Gives exercise to faith and love, 
Brings every blessing from above. 

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ; 
Prayer makes the Christian' s armor bright ; 
And Satan trembles when he sees 

The weakest saint upon his knees. 

4 Have you no words ? ah ! think again ; 
Words flow apace when you complain, 
And fill a fellow-creature' s ear 

With the sad tale of all your care. 



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489 



Were half the "breath thus vainly spent 
To heaven in supplication sent, 
Our cheerful song would oftener be, 
"Hear what the Lord hath done for me!" 



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878 T*alm&.:8. Z.M. 

EEAT God ! to thee my evening song 
.X With humble gratitude I raise ; 
Oh, let thy mercy tune my tongue, 
And till my heart with lively praise. 

2 My days unclouded as they pass, 
And every gentle, rolling hour, 

Are monuments of "wondrous grace, r ' 

And witness to thy love and power. 

3 And yet this thoughtless, wretched heart, 
Too oft regardless of thy love, 

Ungratef" 1 , can from thee depart, 
And, fond of trifles, vainly rove. 

4 Seal my forgiveness in the blood 
Of Jesus ; his dear name alone 

I plead for pardon, gracious God ! 
And kind acceptance at thy throne. 

5 Let this blest hope mine eyelids close, 
With sleep refresh my feeble frame ; 

Safe in thy care may I repose, 
And wake with praises to thy name. 

879 Thil.l;6. Z.M. 

E with me, Lord, where'er I go ; 

Teach me what thou wouldst have me do ; 
Suggest what e'er I think or say ; 
Direct me in thy narrow way. 

2 Prevent me lest I harbor pride, 
Lest I in mine own strength confide ; 
Show me my weakness, let me see 
I have my power, my all from thee. 



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2 God pities all our griefs : 

He pardons every day ; 
Almighty to protect our souls, 
And wise to guide our way. 

3 How large his bounties are ! 

What various stores of good, 
Diffused from our Redeemer's hand, 
And purchased with his blood ! 

4 Jesus, our living Head, 

$ We bless thy faithful care ; 

Our Advocate before the throne, 
And our Forerunner there. 

5 Here fix, my roving heart ! 

Here wait, my warmest love ! 
Till the communion be complete, 
In nobler scenes above. 

882 Hebrews Z. : ?6. S. M. 

BEHOLD the throne of grace ! 
The promise calls me near ; 
There Jesus shows a smiling face, 
And waits to answer prayer. 

2 That rich atoning blood, 

Which sprinkled round I see, 
Provides for those who come to God 
An all-prevailing plea. 

3 My soul ! ask what thou wilt ; 

Thou canst not be too bold ; 
Since his own blood for thee he spilt, 
What else can he withhold ? 

4 Thine image, Lord, bestow, 

Thy presence and thy love ; 
I ask to serve thee here below, 
And reign with thee above. 



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5 Teach me to live "by faith ; 
Conform my will to thine ; 
Let me victorious be in death, 
And then in glory shine. 

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JESUS, who knows full well 
*J The heart of every saint, 
Invites us, all our grief to tell, 
To pray and never faint. 

2 He bows his gracious ear, — 

We never plead in vain ; 
Then let us wait till he appear, 
And pray, and pray again. 

3 Jesus, the Lord, will hear 

His chosen when they cry ; 
Yes, though he may awhile forbear, 
He'll help them from on high. 

4 Then let us earnest cry, 

And never faint in prayer ; 
He sees, he hears, and, from on high, 
Will make our cause his care. 



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OW sweet the melting lay 
Which breaks upon the ear, 
When at the hour of rising day 
Christians unite in prayer. 

2 The breezes waft their cries 
Up to Jehovah' s throne ; 

He listens to their humble sighs, 
And sends his blessings down. 

3 So Jesus rose to pray 
Before the morning light — 

Once on the chilling mount did stay, 
And wrestle all the night. 



4 So Jesus still doth pray 

Before the morning bright, 
On heavenly mountains far away, 
While we toil here in night. 

5 Leave, Lord, thy vigil there, 

Descend upon life' s wave ; 
Come to the bark through midnight air, 
The storm shall cease to rave. 



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LOYE thy kingdom, Lord, — 
The house of thine abode, 
The church our blest Redeemer saved 
With his own precious blood. 



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2 I love thy church, O God ! 

Her walls before thee stand, 
Dear as the apple of thine eye, 
And graven on thy hand. 

3 For her my tears shall fall, 

For her my prayers ascend ; 
To her my cares and toils be given, 
Till toils and cares shall end. 

4 Beyond my highest joy 

I prize her heavenly ways, 
Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

5 Jesus, thou Friend divine, 

Our Saviour and our King, 
Thy hand from every snare and foe, 
Shall great deliverance bring. 

6 Sure as thy truth shall last, 

To Zion shall be given 
The brightest glories earth can yield, 
And brighter bliss of heaven. 



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886 * ?'»"■ ?• $• S. 

COME at the morning hour, 
Come, let us kneel and pray ; 
Prayer is the Christian pilgrim's staff 
To walk with God all day. 

2 At noon, beneath the Rock 

Of ages, rest and pray ; 
Sweet is that shelter from the sun 
In weary heat of day. 

3 At evening, in thy home, 

Around its altar, pray ; 
And finding there the house of God, 
With heaven then close the day. 

4 When midnight vails our eyes, 

Oh, it is sweet to say, 
I sleep, "but my heart waketh, Lord ! 
With thee to watch and pray. 



887 



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COME, my soul, thy suit prepare, 
Jesus loves to answer prayer ; 
He himself has bid thee pray, 
Therefore will not say thee nay. 

2 With my burden I begin : — 
Lord ! remove this load of sin ; 
Let thy blood, for sinners spilt, 
Set my conscience free from guilt. 

3 Lord ! I come to thee for rest. 
Take possession of my breast ; 
There, thy sovereign right maintain, 
And, without a rival, reign. 

4 While I am a pilgrim here, 
Let thy love my spirit cheer ; 

Be my Guide, my Guard, my Friend, 
Lead me to my journey's end. 



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Show me what I have to do, 
Every hour my strength renew ; 
Let me live a life of faith, 
Let me die thy people' s death. 



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ORB ! I cannot let thee go, 
Till a blessing thou bestow ; 
Do not turn away thy face, 
Mine ' s an urgent, pressing case. 

2 Once a sinner, near despair, 
Sought thy mercy-seat by prayer ; 
Mercy heard and set him free — 
Lord ! that mercy came to me. 

3 Many days have passed since then, 
Many changes I have seen ; 
Yet have been upheld till now ; 
Who could hold me up but thou % 

4 Thou hast helped in every need — 
This emboldens me to plead ; 
After so much mercy past, 
Canst thou let me sink at last ? 

5 ~No — I must maintain my hold ; 
'Tis thy goodness makes me bold ; 
I can no denial take, 
Since I plead for Jesus' sake. 

Col.Z.:2. 7s. 

HEAVENLY Father, sovereign Lord, 
Be thy glorious name adored ! 
Lord, thy mercies never fail ; 
Hail, celestial goodness, hail ! 

2 Though unworthy, Lord, thine ear, 
Deign our humble songs to hear ; 
Purer praise we hope to bring, 
When around thy throne we sing. 



4,96 ciiRis tiajv. 

3 While on earth ordained to stay, 
Gnide our footsteps in thy way, 
Till we come to dwell with thee, 
Till we all thy glory see. 

4 Then, with angel-harps again, 
We will w^ake a nobler strain ; 
There, in joyful songs of praise, 
Our triumphant voices raise. 



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THEY w T ho seek the throne of grace 
Find that throne in every place ; 
If we live a life of prayer, 
God is present everywhere. 

2 In our sickness and our health, 
In our want, or in our wealth, 
If we look to God in prayer, 
God is present everywhere. 

3 When our earthly comforts fail, 
When the foes of life prevail, 
'Tis the time for earnest prayer ; 
God is present everywhere. 

4 Then, my soul, in every strait, 
To thy Father come, and wait ; 
He will answer every prayer : 
God is present everywhere. 

Isa. 50:7. 

SOFT and holy is the place, 
Where the light that beams from heaven 
Shows the Saviour' s smiling face, 
With the joy of sin forgiven. 

There, with one accord we meet, 

All the words of life to hear ; 
Bending low at Jesus' feet, 

Worshiping with godly fear. 



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3 Let the world and all its cares 

Now retire from every breast ; 
Let the tempter and his snares 
Cease to hinder or molest. 

4 Precious Sabbath of the Lord, 

Fairest type of heaven above ! 
Purest joy thy scenes afford 
To the heart that ' s tuned to love. 



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,92 Acts 16.- fS. 7s. 

E AVENLY Spirit ! may each heart 
Through these sacred hours be thine ; 
May we from the world depart, 
Breathing after things divine. 

2 Lead us forth with joy and peace, 
To thy temple, in thy ways ; 
And when this sweet day shall cease, 
May its sun go down with praise. 

i4cis ?0 :3S. 7s. 

STEALING from the world away, 
We are come to seek thy face ; 
Kindly meet us, Lord, we pray, 
Grant us thy reviving grace. 

2 Yonder stars that gild the sky 
Shine but with a borrowed light ; 

We, unless thy light be nigh, 
Wander, wrapt in gloomy night. 

3 Sun of Righteousness ! dispel 
All our darkness, doubts, and fears ; 

May thy light within us dwell, 
Till eternal day appears. 

4 Warm our hearts in prayer and praise, 
Lift our every thought above ; 

Hear the grateful songs we raise, 
Fill us with thy perfect love. 



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OT all the nobles of the earth, 

Who boast the honors of their birth, 



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So high a dignity can claim, 

As those who bear the Christian name. 

2 To them the privilege is given 

To be the sons and heirs of heaven ; 
Sons of the God who reigns on high, 
And heirs of joy beyond the sky. 

3 His will he makes them early know, 
And teaches their young feet to go ; 
"Whispers instruction to their minds, 
And on their hearts his precepts binds. 

4 Their daily wants his hands supply, 
Their steps he guards with watchful eye ; 
Leads them from earth to heaven above, 
And crowns them with eternal love. 



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HO shall the Lord' s elect condemn ? 
'Tis God who justifies their souls ; 
And mercy, like a mighty stream, 
O'er all their sins divinely rolls. 

2 Who shall adjudge the saints to hell? 
5 Tis Christ who suffered in their stead ; 

And their salvation to fulfill, 
Behold him rising from the dead ! 

3 He lives ! he lives ! and sits above, 
Forever interceding there : 

Who shall divide us from his love, 
Or what shall tempt us to despair ? 

4 Shall persecution, or distress, 
Famine, or sword, or nakedness ? 

He who hath loved us bears us through, 
And makes us more than conquerors too ! 



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5 Not all tha* men on earth can do, 

Nor poy ers on higa, nor powers below, 
Shall cauoe his mercy to remove, 

Or wean our hearts from Christ, our lore. 



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OED, how secure and blest are they, 
Who feel the joys of pardoned sin ! 
Should storms of wrath shake earth and sea, 
Their minds have heaven and peace within. 

2 The day glides swiftly o'er their heads, 

Made up of innocence and love ; 
And soft and silent as the shades, 
Their nightly minutes gently move. 

3 Quick as their thoughts their joys come on, 

But fly not half so swift away : 
Their souls are ever bright as noon, 
And calm as summer evenings be. 

4 How oft they look to heavenly hills, 

Where streams of living pleasures flow ; 
And longing hopes and cheerful smiles 
Sit undisturbed upon their brow. 

5 They scorn to seek earth' s golden toys, 

But spend the day, and share the night, 
In numbering o'er the richer joys 
That heaven prepares for their delight. 

CHRIST'S EY2E ft CESSION. -Meb. 7:25. _£. M. 

HE lives ! the great Eedeemer lives ! 
What joy the blest assurance gives ! 
And now, before his Father, God, 
Pleads the full merit of his blood. 

2 Kepeated crimes awake our fears, 

And justice armed with frowns appears ; 
But in the Saviour' s lovely face 
Sweet mercy smiles, and all is peace. 



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3 In every dark, distressful hour, , rr. 
When sin and Satan join their power, 

Let this dear hope repel the dart, 
That Jesus bears us on his heart. 

4 Great Advocate ! Almighty Friend ! 
On him our humble hopes depend ; 
Our cause can never, never fail, 
For Jesus pleads, and must prevail. 



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898 ** GOOD CO.VSCIB-VCi:.-/ PeterS : ?<?. Z . Jf. 

SWEET peace of conscience, heavenly guest, \ 
Come, fix thy mansion in my breast ; 
Dispel my doubts, my fears control, 
And heal the anguish of my soul. 

2 Come, smiling hope, and joy sincere, 
Come, make your constant dwelling here ; 
Still let your presence cheer my heart, 
Nor sin compel you to depart. 

3 O God of hope and peace divine ! 
Make thou these secret pleasures mine ; 
Forgive my sins, my fears remove, 
And nil my heart with joy and love. 

G /-V/ CE. —Luke f0:20. JD.« \W* 

NO more, ye wise ! your wisdom boast ; 
No more, ye strong ! your valor trust ; 
No more, ye rich ! survey your store, 
Elate with heaps of shining ore. 

2 Glory, ye saints, in this alone, — 
That God, your God, to you is known ; 
That you have owned his sovereign sway, 
That you have felt his cheering ray. [< 

3 All else, which we our treasure call, 
May in one fatal moment fall ; 
But what their happiness can move. 
Whom God, the blessed, deigns to love? 



EARTH' S transitory things decay ; 
Its pomps, its pleasures, pass away ; 
But the sweet memory of the good 
Survives in the vicissitude. 

2 As, 'mid the ever-rolling sea, 
The eternal isles established be, 
'Gainst which the surges of the main 
Fret, dash, and break themselves in vain ; 

3 As, in the heavens, the urns divine 
Of golden light forever shine ; 
Tho' clouds may darken, storms may rage, 
They still shine on from age to age ; — 

4 So, through the ocean tide of years, 
The memory of the just appears ; 
So, through the tempest and the gloom, 
The good man's virtues light the tomb. 

SUC l R 1 TV. —Isaiah 10 : JG. C. M. 

NOW let our cheerful eyes survey 
Our great High Priest above, 
And celebrate his constant care, 
And sympathetic love. 

2 Though raised to a superior throne, 
Where angels bow around, 

And high o'er all the shining train, 
With matchless honors crowned ; — 

3 The names of all his saints he bears 
Engraven on his heart ; 

Nor shall a name once treasured there 
E'er from his care depart. 

4 Those characters shall fair abide, 
Our everlasting trust, 

When gems, and monuments, and crowns 
Are mouldered down to dust. 






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5 So, gracious Saviour ! on my breast, 
.May thy dear name be worn, 
A sacred ornament and guard, 
To endless ages borne. 

902 GOD'S ■J J i:slC£\—TkU.l;7. CM, 

E bless thee for thy peace, God ! 
Deep as the soundless sea, 
Which falls like sunshine on the road 
Of those who trust in thee. 

2 We ask not, Father, for repose 
"Which comes from outward rest, 

If we may have through all life's woes 
Thy peace within our breast ; — 

3 That peace which suffers and is strong, 
Trusts where it cannot see, 

Deems not the trial way too long, 
But leaves the end with thee ; — 

4 That peace which flows serene and deep — 
A river in the soul, 

Whose banks a living verdure keep : 
God's sunshine o'er the whole ! 

5 Such, Father, give our hearts such peace, 
Whate'er the outward be, 

Till all life' s discipline shall cease, 
And we go home to thee. 



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903 ' Car. 3 : 9f- ?S. C M. 

F God is mine, then present things 
And things to come are mine ; 
Yea, Christ, his word, and Spirit too, 
And glory all divine. 

If he is mine, then from his love 

He every trouble sends ; 
All things are working for my good, 

And bliss his rod attends. 



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503 



3 If he is mine, let friends forsake, 

Let wealth and honor liee ; 
Snre he who giveth me himself 
Is more than these to me. 

4 Oh ! tell me, Lord, that thou art mine ; 

What can I wish Ibeside \ 
My soul shall at the fountain live, 
When all the streams are dried. 

olSS USsiJVCJS % —2 Pel. / .• JO. C. M. 

"TTTHEN I can read my title clear 

VV To mansions in the skies, 
I bid farewell to every fear, 

And wipe my weeping eyes. 

2 Should earth against my soul engage, 

And fiery darts Ibe hurled, 
Then I can smile at Satan' s rage, 
And face a frowning world. 

3 Let cares like a wild deluge come, 

And storms of sorrow fall ; 
May I but safely reach my home, 
My God, my heaven, my all ! 

4 There shall I bathe my weary soul 

In seas of heavenly rest ; 
And not a wave of trouble roll 
Across my peaceful breast. 

nJECOJVCIEIsi.TIOJV.~2 Cor. 5 : /.9. C. M. 

FATHER, thy thoughts are peace towards me, 
Safe am I in thy hands ; 
Could I but firmly build on thee, 
For sure thy counsel stands ! 

2 Though mountains crumble into dust, 
Thy covenant stancleth fast ; 
Who follows thee in pious trust, 
Shall reach the goal at last. 



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3 Tho' strange and winding seems the way 
While yet on earth I dwell ; 
In heaven my heart shall gladly say, 
Thou, God, dost all things well ! 

906 F&IEW&S OF GO&.— John 15:11. CM, 

UNITE, my roving thoughts, unite 
In silence soft and sweet : 
And thou, my soul, sit gently down 
At thy great Sovereign's feet. 

2 Jehovah' s awful voice is heard, 

Yet gladly I attend ; 
For lo ! the everlasting God 
Proclaims himself my friend. 

3 By all its joys, I charge my heart, 

To grieve his love no more ; 
But charmed by melody divine, 
To give its follies o'er. 

907 THIJ c ° 7 '-** w ^ T.—tfeo . S3 : 20. C. M. 

Y God, the covenant of thy love 
Abides forever sure ; 
And in its matchless grace I feel 
My happiness secure. 

2 Since thou, the everlasting God, 
My Father art become, 

Jesus my Guardian and my Friend, 
And heaven my final home ; — 

3 I welcome all thy sovereign will, 
For all that will is love ; 

And when I know not what thou dost, 
I wait the light above. 

4 Thy covenant in the darkest gloom 
Shall heavenly rays impart, 

And when my eyelids close in death, 
Sustain my fainting heart. 



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908 SECURITY- Tsalm 91 : /. CM, 

THERE is a safe and secret place 
Beneath the wings divine, 
Keserved for all the heirs of grace : 
Oh, be that refuge mine ! 

2 The least and feeblest there may bide, 

Uninjured and una wed ; 
While thousands fall on every side, 
He rests secure in God. 

3 He feeds in pastures large and fair, 

Of love and truth divine ; 
O child of God, O glory's heir! 
How rich a lot is thine ! 

4 A hand almighty to defend, 

An ear for every call, 
An honored life, a peaceful end, 
And heaven to crown it all ! 

909 ZlS&ftTr.-Jo/in S : 36. C. M. 

F thou impart thyself to me, 
No other good I need ! 
If thou, the Son, shalt make me free, 
I shall be free indeed. 

2 I cannot rest till in thy blood 
I full redemption have ; 

But thou, through whom I come to God, 
Canst to the utmost save. 

3 I, too, with thee, shall walk in white ; 
With, all thy saints shall prove 

What is the length and breadth and height 
And depth of perfect love. 

rt r DO'PTIOA\- Gal. 2> ; 6. C. M* 

LORD, I address thy heavenly throne ; 
Call me a child of thine ; 
Send down the Spirit of thy Son, 
To form my heart divine. 



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gQQ CMS IS 2 J A A*. 

2 There shed thy choicest love abroad, 

And make my comforts strong : 
Then shall I say— -My Father, God," 
With an unwavering tongue. 

011 G^^ CB.—2 Cor. /J .• 10. C. Jf. 

ALL that I was, my sin and guilt, 
_ My death was all my own, — 
All that I am, I owe to thee, 
My gracious God, alone. 

2 The evil of my former state, 

Was mine, and only mine ; 
The good in which I now rejoice, 
Is thine, and only thine. 

3 The darkness of my former state, 

The bondage, all was mine ; 
The light of life, in which I walk, 
The liberty, is thine. 

4 Thy grace first made me feel my sin, 

It taught me to believe ; 
Then, in believing, peace I found, 
And now I live — I live ! 

5 All that I am, ev'n here on earth ; 

All that I hope to be 
When Jesus comes, and glory dawns, 
I owe it, Lord, to thee. 

912 EdTt.XEST OF THE SPIRIT.- 2 Cor . / : 22. CM. 

TT7HY should the children of a King 

VV Go mourning all their days % 
Great Comforter ! descend and bring 
Some tokens of thy grace. 

2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints, 
And seal the heirs of heaven \ 
When wilt thou banish my complaints, 
And show my sins forgiven ? 






2*32 iriL E G ES. QQy 

3 Assure my conscience of her part 

In the Redeemer' s "blood ; 
And bear thy witness with my heart 
That I am born of God. 

4 Thou art the earnest of his love, 

The pledge of joys to come ; 
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove ! 
Will safe convey me home. 

MY Father, God ! how sweet the sound, 
How tender and how dear ! 
Not all the melody of heaven 
Could so delight the ear. 

2 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name 

On my expanding heart ; 
And show, that in Jehovah's grace 
I share a filial part. 

3 Cheered by a signal so divine, 

Unwavering I believe ; 
My spirit Abba, Father ! cries, 
Nor can the sign deceive. 

&E22SE rEZ!?lJ\ ~CE.—John 10 : 2 7-3? . C. M. 

FIRM as the earth thy gospel stands, 
My Lord, my hope, my trust ; 
If I am found in Jesus' hands, 
My soul can ne'er be lost. 

2 His honor is engaged to save 

The meanest of his sheep ; 
All, whom his heavenly Father gave, 
His hands securely keep. 

3 Nor death nor hell shall e'er remove 

His favorites from his breast ; 
In the dear bosom of his love 
They must forever rest. 



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915 *2>OS>TJO#:-ire*, fS : ?. C, Jf. 

Y God, my Father, blissful name ! 
Oil, may I call thee mine ? 
May I with sweet assurance claim 
A portion so divine ? 

2 Whale' er thy providence denies 

I calmly would resign, 
For thou art good and just and wise : 
Oh, Ibend my will to thine ! 

3 Whate'er thy sacred will ordains, 

Oh, give me strength to bear ! 
And let me know my Father reigns, 
And trust his tender care. 

4 Thy sovereign ways are all unknown 

To my weak, erring sight ; 
Yet let my soul adoring own 
That all thy ways are right. 

916 REST I^ ' G OV.-Isa. 20 : <?. S. Jf, 

THOU very present Aid 
In suffering and distress. 
The mind which still on thee is stayed, 
Is kept in perfect peace. 

2 The soul by faith reclined 

On the Eedeemers breast, 
'Mid raging storms, exults to find 
An everlasting rest. 

3 Sorrow and fear are gone, 

Whene'er thy face appears ; 
It stills the sighing orphan' s moan, 
And dries the widow's tears. 

4 It hallows every cross ; 

It sweetly comforts me ; 
Makes me forget my every loss, 
And find my all in thee. 



f>7i IVI LEG ES. 50Q 

5 Jesus, to whom I fly, 

Doth all my wishes fill ; 
What though created streams are dry ? 
I have the fountaiu still. 

6 Stripped of each earthly friend, 

1 find them all in one, 

And peace and joy which never end, 
And heaven, in Christ, begun. 

917 EorE or god. S.Jf. 

IN every trying hour 
My soul to Jesus flies ; 
I trust in his almighty power, 
When swelling billows rise. 

2 His comforts bear me up ; 

I trust a faithful God ; 
The sure foundation of my hope 
Is in my Saviour s blood. 

3 Loud hallelujahs sing 

To our Redeemer' s name ; 
In joy or sorrow — life or death — 
His love is still the same. 

918 ^ ® O&TI OA \—f John .3 : /-?. S. M* 

BEHOLD what wondrous grace 
The Father has bestowed 
On sinners of a mortal race, 
To call them sons of God ! 

2 Nor doth it yet appear 

How great we must be made ; 
But when we see our Saviour there, 
We shall be like our Head. 

3 A hope so much divine 

May trials well endure, 
May purge our souls from sense and sin, 
As Christ the Lord is pure. 



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4 If in my Father's love 

I share a filial part, 
Send down thy Spirit, like a dove, 
To rest upon my heart. 

5 We would no longer lie 

Like slaves beneath the throne ; 
Our faith shall Abba, Father ! cry, 
And thou the kindred own. 

919 Psalm 37: 3-7. S.M. 

HERE I can firmly rest ; 
I dare to boast of this, 
That God, the highest and the best, 
My Friend and Father is. 

2 Naught have I of my own, 

Naught in the life I lead ; 
What Christ hath given, that alone 
I dare in faith to plead. 

3 I rest upon the ground 

Of Jesus and his blood ; 
It is through him that I have found 
My soul' s eternal good. 



4 At cost of all I have, 

At cost of life and limb, 
I cling to God who yet shall save ; — 
I will not turn from him. 

5 His Spirit in me dwells, 

O'er all my mind he reigns ; 

My care and sadness he dispels, 

And soothes away my pains. 

6 He prospers day by day 

His work within my heart, 
Till I have strength and faith to say, 
Thou, God, my Father art ! 



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920 EE^I' OF GOD. -Isaiah 3; 10. S.M. 

WHAT cheering words are these ; 
Their sweetness who can tell ? 
In time and to eternal days, 

" 'Tis with the righteous well ! " 

2 Well when they see his face, 

Or sink amidst the flood ; 
Well in affliction's thorny maze, 
Or on the mount with God. 

3 'Tis well when joys arise, 

'Tis well when sorrows flow, 
'Tis well when darkness vails the skies, 
And strong temptations grow. 

4 'Tis well when Jesus calls, — 

"From earth and sin arise, 
To join the hosts of ransomed souls, 
Made to salvation wise ! " 

921 O n^i CE.-Ejih .2:8. S. M. 

GRACE ! 'tis a charming sound! 
Harmonious to the ear ! 
Heaven with the echo shall resound, 
And all the earth shall hear. 

2 Grace first contrived a way 

To save rebellious man ; 
And all the steps that grace display, 
Which drew the wondrous plan. 

3 Grace led my roving feet 

To tread the heavenly road ; 
And new supplies each hour I meet 
While pressing on to God. 

4 Grace all the work shall crown, 

Through everlasting days ; 
It lays in heaven the topmost stone, 
And well deserves the praise. 



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922 access to christ. cm., 2). 

I HEARD the voice of Jesus say, — 
" Come unto me and rest ; 
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down 

Thy head upon my breast ! " 
I came to Jesus as I was, 

Weary, and worn, and sad, 

I found in him a resting-place, 

And he hath made me glad. 

2 I heard the voice of Jesus say, — 

"Behold, I freely give 
The living water ; thirsty one, 

Stoop down, and drink, and live ! " 
I came to Jesus, and I drank 

Of that life-giving stream ; 
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, 

And now I live in him. 

3 I heard the voice of Jesus say, — 

"lam this dark world's light ; 
Look unto me, thy morn shall rise 

And all thy day be bright ! " 
I looked to Jesus, and I found 

In him my Star, my Sun ; 
And in that light of life I'll walk, 

Till all my journey's done. 

923 2>ltOTi:CTIO.\\—2 > *almf2f. M. M. 

UPWARD I lift mine eyes, 
From God is all my aid ; 
The God who built the skies, 
And earth and nature made : 



His grace is nigh 
In every hour. 



God is the tower 
To which I fly ; 
2 My feet shall never slide, 
Nor fall in fatal snares. 
Since God, my guard and guide, 
Defends me from my fears ; 



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Shall Israel keep 
"When dangers rise. 



Those wakeful eyes 
That never sleep, 

3 No burning heats by day, 

Nor blasts of evening air, 
Shall take my health away, 

If God be with me there : 
Thou art my sun, To guard my head 

And thou my shade, By night or noon. 

4 Hast thou not given thy word 

To save my soul from death % 
And I can trust my Lord 

To keep my mortal breath : 
I'll go and come, 
Nor fear to die, 



Till, from on high 



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Thou call me home. 

924 ^SS U&oMVCE.—Jer* 23 ; 6. lis. 

ONCE was a stranger to grace and to God ; 

I knew not my danger, and felt not my load ; 
Though friends spoke in rapture of Christ on the tree, 
Jehovah, my Saviour, seemed nothing to me. 

2 W 7 hen free grace awoke me by light from on high, 
Then legal fears shook me : I trembled to die : 
No refuge, no safety, in self could 1 see : 
Jehovah, thou only my Saviour must be ! 

3 My terrors all vanished before his sweet name ; 
My guilty fears banished, with boldness I came 
To drink at the fountain, so copious and free : 
Jehovah, my Saviour, is all things to me. 

4 Jehovah, the Lord, is my treasure and boast ; 
Jehovah, my Saviour, I ne'er can be lost : 

In thee I shall conquer, by flood and by field, 
Jehovah my anchor, Jehovah my shield ! 

5 Ev'n treading the valley, the shadow of death, 
This watchword shall rally my faltering breath ; 
For, while from life's fever my God pets me free, 
Jehovah, my Saviour, my death- song shall be ! 



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925 EFFECTUAL Cc-1ZLFVG.—Z>hil. 2 : 13 . S.M. 

ELRS of unending life, 
While yet we sojourn here, 
Oh, let us our salvation work 
With trembling and with fear. 



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2 God will support our hearts, 

With might before unknown ; 
The work to be performed is ours, 
The strength is ail his own. 

3 'Tis he that works to will, 

'Tis he that works to do ; 
His is the power by which we act, 
His be the glory too ! 

PEACE, peace, I leave with you, 
My peace I give to you, 
Trust to my care ! 
Thus the Redeemer said, 
And bowed his sacred head, 
Lone in the garden shade, 
Wrestling in prayer. 

2 Peace, peace, I leave with you, 
My peace I give to you, 

Perfect and pure ; 
Not as the world doth give, 
Words that the soul deceive ; 
Ye who in me believe 

Shall rest secure. 

3 Peace, peace, I leave with you, 
My peace I give to you, 

Though foes invade ; 
All power is given to me, 
I will your refuge be, 
Now and eternally, 

Be not dismayed ! 



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927 "ftOSB OF 32lGIlTE0US„Vi:SS.> , -Isa.6f : 70. Z.M. 

JESUS ! thy robe of righteousness 
My "beauty is, — my glorious dress : 
'Mid flaming worlds, in this arrayed, 
With joy shall I lift up my head. 

2 When, from the dust of death, I rise 
To claim my mansion in the skies, 
Ev'n then shall this be all my plea, — 
"Jesus hath lived and died for me." 

3 This spotless robe the same appears, 
When ruined nature sinks in years ; 
No age can change its glorious hue ; — 
The robe of Christ is ever new. 

4 Oh ! let the dead now hear thy voice ; 
Now bid thy banished ones rejoice ; 
Their beauty this — their glorious dress — 
Jesus, the Lord, our righteousness. 



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928 Z - Y TJII: I'OZD.-Tsalm 23. C. M., 2>. 

Y Shepherd will supply my need, 
Jehovah is his name ; 
In pastures fresh he makes me feed, 

Beside the living stream. 
He brings my wandering spirit back, 

When I forsake his ways ; 
And leads me, for his mercy's sake. 
In paths of truth and grace. 

When I walk through the shades of death, 

Thy presence is my stay ; 
A word of thy supporting breath 

Drives all my fears away. 
Thy hand, in sight of all my foes, 

Doth still my table spread ; 
My cup with blessings overflows, 

Thine oil anoints my head. 



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3 The snre provisions of my God 

Attend me all my days ; 
Oil, may thy house be mine abode, 

And all my works be praise : 
There would I find a settled rest, 

While others go and come, — 
Xo more a stranger, or a guest, 

But like a child at home. 

929 J ' V CHRIST.- Heb. 7 ;22. JZ. JT. 

ARISE, my soul, arise, 
- Shake off thy guilty fears ; 
The bleeding Sacrifice 

In my behalf appears : 
Before the throne my Surety stands : 
My name is written on his hands. 

2 He ever lives above, 

For me to intercede, 
His all-redeeming love. 

His precious blood to plead ; 
His blood atoned for all our race, 
And sprinkles now the throne of grace. 

3 My God is reconciled ; 

His pardoning voice I hear ; 
He owns me for his child — 

I can no longer fear ; 
His Spirit answers to the blood, 
And tells me u Thou art born of God." 

930 si:c CftZTl \— Tsahn 1 ?. 7. C. . If, 

UXSHAKEX as the sacred hill, 
And fixed as mountains be, 
Firm as a rock the soul shall rest, 
That leans, O Lord ! on thee. 



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2 Not walls, nor hills, could guard so well 

Old Salem' s happy ground, 
As those eternal arms of love, 
That every saint surround. 

3 Deal gently, Lord ! with souls sincere, 

And lead them safely on 
To the bright gates of Paradise, 
Where Christ, their Lord, is gone. 



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931 ZEAL .—John ?2;4S. Z. M, 

O, labor on ; spend and be spent, — 
Thy joy to do the Father's will ; 
It is the way the Master went ; 

Should not the servant tread it still % 

2 Go, labor on ; 'tis not for naught ; 

Thine earthly loss is heavenly gain ; 
Men heed thee, love thee, praise thee not ; 
The Master praises, — what are men? 

3 Go, labor on ; enough, while here, 

If he shall praise thee, if he deign 
Thy willing heart to mark and cheer : 
iio toil for him shall be in vain. 

4 Toil on, and in thy toil rejoice ; 

For toil comes rest, for exile home ; 
Soon shalt thou hear the Bridegroom' s voice, 
The midnight peal : "Behold, I come ! " 

932 TE-E FOOft.-jrarA- /4.'7. Z.M, 

GOD guard the poor ! we may not see 
The deepest sorrows of the soul ; 
These are laid open, Lord, to thee, 
And subject to thy wise control. 

2 Make us thy messengers to shed, 
Within the home of want and woe, 
The blessings of thy bounty, spread 
So freely on thy world below. 



3 Let us go forth, with joyful hand, 
To strengthen, comfort, and relieve ; 
Then in thy presence may we stand, * 
And hope thy blessing to receive. 

933 THE 2>0 022. -Zule 6:20. Z. Jr. 

THOU God of hope- to thee we how ! 
Thou art our Refuge in distress ; 
The Husband of the widow thou, 
The Father of the fatherless. 

2 The poor are thy peculiar care ; 

To them thy promises are sure : 
Thy gifts the poor in spirit share ; 
Oh ! may we always thus be poor ! 

3 May we thy law of love fulfill, 

To bear each other's burdens here, 
Endure and do thy righteous will, 
And walk in all thy faith and fear. 

934 LlSEltALITT*— Proverbs // .• 21. Z . Jf. 

"TTTHEINT Jesus dwelt in mortal clay, 

V V What were his works from day to day, 
But miracles of power and grace, 
That spread salvation through our race ? 

2 Teach us, O Lord, to keep in view 
Thy pattern, and thy steps pursue ; 
Let aims bestowed, let kindness done 
Be witnessed by each roiling sun. 

3 That man may last, but never lives, 
AVho much receives, but nothing gives ; 
Whom none can love, whom none can thank, 
Creation's blot, creation's blank ! 

4 But he who marks, from day to day, 
In generous acts his radiant way, 
Treads the same path his Saviour trod, 
The path to glory and to God. 



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935 COA *SECftA TIOA \—&om . 12 : f. Z. M. 

JESUS ! our "best beloved Friend, 
On thy redeeming name we call ; 
Jesus ! in love to us descend, 
Pardon and sanctify us all. 

2 Our souls and "bodies we resign, 

To fear and follow thy commands ; 
Oh ! take our hearts, our hearts are thine, 
Accept the service of our hands. 

3 Firm, faithful, watching unto prayer, 

Our Master's voice will we obey, 
Toil in the vineyard here, and bear 
The heat and burden of the day. 

4 Yet, Lord, for us a resting-place, 

In heaven, at thy right hand, prepare ; 
And till we see thee face to face, 
Be all our conversation there. 

936 TAITJI aiA '2> h ~07?RS.—Jas .2.-/7. Z. M, 

NE cup of healing oil and wine, 
One oifering laid on mercy's shrine, 
Is thrice more grateful, Lord, to thee, 
Than lifted eye or bended knee. 

2 In true and inward faith we trace 
The source of every outward grace ; 
Within the pious heart it plays, 
A living fount of joy and praise. 

3 Kind deeds of peace and love betray 
Where'er the stream has found its way ; 
But, where these spring not rich and fair, 
The stream has never wandered there. 

JFOS GI 7 'JBJ\ 'JESS.— Mali. O : /2. Z . M. 

H, what stupendous mercy shines 
Around the Majesty of heaven ! 
Eebels he deigns to call his sons — 
Their souls renewed, their sins forgiven. 



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2 Go, imitate the grace divine — 

The grace that blazes like a sun ; 
Hold forth your fair, though feeble light, 
Through all your lives let mercy run. 

3 When all is done, renounce your deeds, 

Renounce self-righteousness with scorn 
Thus will you glorify your God, 
And thus the Christian name adorn. 



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938 ZEAL.— John 9:1,. Z.M. 

0, labor on, while it is day ; 
The world's dark night is hastening on: 
Speed, speed thy work, — cast sloth away ! 
It is not thus that souls are won. » 

2 Men die in darkness at your side, \ 

Without a hope to cheer the tomb : i 

Take up the torch and wave it wide — 

The torch that lights time's thickest gloom. 

3 Toil on, — faint not ; keep watch and pray ! 

Be wise the erring soul to win ; 
Go forth into the world's highway ; 
Compel the wanderer to come in. 

4 Go, labor on ; your hands are weak ; 

Your knees are faint, your soul cast down ; 
Yet falter not ; the prize you seek 
Is near, — a kingdom and a crown ! 

939 ZEAL TOn SOULS.—Joh7il:S5. CM. 

,H, still in accents sweet and strong 
Sounds forth the ancient word, — 
" More reapers for white harvest fields, 
More laborers for the Lord ! " 



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2 We hear the call ; in dreams no more 
In selfish ease we lie, 
But girded for our Father's work, 
Go forth beneath his sky. 



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3 Where prophets' word, and martyrs' blood, 
And prayers of saints were sown, 
We, to their labors entering in, 
Would reap where they have strown. 

EROTHEHZ T ZO YE.-1 John 1:21. C. M. 

OUR God is love, and all his saints 
His image bear below ; 
The heart with love to G-od inspired, 
With love to man will glow. 

2 Our heavenly Father, Lord, art thou, 

Thy favored children we ; 
Oh, may we love each other here 
As we are loved by thee. 

3 Heirs of the same immortal bliss, 

Our hopes and fears the same ; 
With bonds of grace our hearts unite, 
With mutual love iniiame. 

4 So may the vain, contentious world 

See how true Christians love, 
And glorify our Saviour' s grace, 
And seek that grace to prove. 

SJEJ^ ^EFICBr^ 'CE.—. If ait. 25 : 1,0. C.Jf. 

JESUS, our Lord, how rich thy grace ! 
Thy bounties how complete ! 
How shall we count the matchless sum ! 
How pay the mighty debt ! 

2 High on a throne of radiant light 

Dost thou exalted shine ; 
What can our poverty bestow, 
When all the worlds are thine ? 

3 But thou hast brethren here below, 

The partners of thy grace ; 
And wilt confess their humble names, 
Before thy Father's face. 



522 



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4 In them thou may'st be clothed and fed, 
And visited and cheered ; 
And in their accents of distress, 
Our Saviour' s voice is heard. 



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942 C0A "S-ECB* TIOA \-1 Cor. G : 20. C. Jf. 

ND must I part with all I have, 
My dearest Lord, for thee % 
It is Ibut right ! since thou hast done 
Much more than this for me. 

2 Ten thousand worlds, ten thousand lives, 

How worthless they appear, 
Compared with thee, supremely good ! 
Divinely bright and fair. 

3 Thy favor, Lord, is endless life, — 

Let me that life obtain, 
Then I renounce all earthly joys, 
And glory in my gain. 

943 ItnO THERZ 2 ' KIA *2)^ ESS. C. M. 

FATHER of mercies ! send thy grace, 
All powerful from above, 
To form, in our obedient souls, 
The image of thy love. 

2 Oh, may our sympathizing breasts 

The generous pleasure know, 
Kindly to share in others' joy, 
And weep for others' woe ! 

3 When the most helpless sons of grief 

In low distress are laid, 
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel, 
And swift our hands to aid. 

4 So Jesus looked on dying men, 

TVlien throned above the skies ; 
And mid the embraces of his God, 
He felt compassion rise. 



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5 On wings of love the Saviour flew, 
To raise us from the ground, 
And made the richest of his blood 
A balm for every wound. 

944 ciia-ritt. CM. 

BLEST is the man whose softening heart 
Feels all another's pain ; 
To whom the supplicating eye 
Was never raised in vain : — 

2 Whose breast expands with generous warmth, 

A stranger's woes to feel ; 
And bleeds in pity o'er the wound 
He wants the power to heal. 

3 lie spreads his kind, supporting arms, 

To every child of grief ; 
His secret bounty largely flows, 
And brings unasked relief. 

4 To gentle offices of love 

His feet are never slow : 
He views, through mercy's melting eye, 
A brother in a foe. 

5 Peace from the bosom of his God, 

The Saviour's grace shall give ; 
And when he kneels before the throne, 
His trembling; soul shall live. 



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045 mirisiZ ZFFOnTS.-Eecl.l/ ;6. CM. 

SCORN" not the slightest word or deed, 
Nor deem it void of power ; 
There's fruit in each wind- wafted seed, 
That waits its natal hour. 

2 A whispered word may touch the heart, 
And call it back to life ; 
A look of love bid sin depart, 
And still unholy strife. 



524 



CHRISTIAN. 

No act falls fruitless ; none can tell 
How vast its power may be, 

Nor what results infolded dwell 
Within it silently. 

Work on, despair not, bring thy mite, 

Nor care how small it be ; 
God is with all that serve the right, 

The holy, true, and free. 



946 l¥*i.TCXJPU£JrX8S<-Maii.ae i4J. S»M. 

Y soul, be on thy guard, 
Ten thousand foes arise ; 
And hosts of sin are pressing hard 
To draw thee from the skies. 



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2 Oh, watch, and fight, and pray ! 

The battle ne'er give o'er ; 
Renew it boldly every day, 
And help divine implore. 

3 Ne'er think the victory won, 

Nor once at ease sit down ; 
Thy arduous work will not be done 
Till thou obtain thy crown. 

4 Fight on, my soul, till death 

Shall bring thee to thy God ! 
He'll take thee at thy parting breath, 
Up to his blest abode. 



047 8XX2>-SOWTJrG.—Xce/.f/;e. S.Jf. 

OW in the morn thy seed ; 
At eve hold not thy hand ; 
To doubt and fear give thou no heed ; 
Broadcast it o'er the land ! 



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2 Beside all waters sow, 

The highway furrows stock, 
Drop it where thorns and thistles grow, 
Scatter it on the rock. 



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3 The good, the fruitful ground 

Expect not here nor there ; 
O'er hill and dale alike 't is found ; 
Go forth, then, everywhere. 

4 And duly shall appear, 

In verdure, beauty, strength, 
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear, 
And the full corn at length, 

5 Thou canst not toil in vain ; 

Cold, heat, and moist, and dry, 
Shall foster and mature the grain 
For garners in the sky. 

6 Then, when the glorious end, 

The day of God shall come, 
The angel-reapers shall descend, 
And heaven sing, " Harvest home ! " 



948 ENERGY OF ZEAL. -2 -pel. 3 : //, 12. S. M. 

AKE haste, O man, to live, 
For thou so soon must die ; 
Time hurries past thee like the breeze ; 
How swift its moments fly ! 



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2 To breathe, and wake, and sleep, 

To smile, to sigh, to grieve, 
To move in idleness through earth. — 
This, this is not to live. 

3 Make haste, O man, to do 

Whatever must be done ; 
Thou hast no time to lose in sloth, 
Thy day will soon be gone. 

4 Up, then, with speed, and work ; 

Fling ease and self away — 
This is no time for thee to sleep — 
Up, watch, and work, and pray ! 



£<26 CHRISTIAN. 



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949 ACTIYF EFFORT. 

LABORERS of Christ, arise, 
And gird you for the toil ! 
The dew of promise from the skies 
Already cheers the soil. 

2 Go where the sick recline, 

Where mourning hearts deplore ; 
And where the sons of sorrow pine, 
Dispense your hallowed store. 

3 Be faith, which looks above, 

With prayer, your constant guest ; 
And wrap the Saviour' s changeless love 
A mantle round your "breast. 

4 So shall you share the wealth 

That earth may ne'er despoil, 
And the blest gospel's saving health 
Repay your arduous toil. 

950 SYMPATHY. -Rom. 72 ; 75. S. M. 

jH, praise our God to-day, 
His constant mercy bless, 
Whose love hath helped us on our way, 
And granted us success. 

2 Oh, happiest work below, 

Earnest of joy above, 
To sweeten many a cup of woe 
By deeds of holy love ! 

3 Lord ! may it be our choice 

This blessed rule to keep : — 
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, 
And weep with them that weep. 

951 IJVCSJEsiSE FSOM GOD. -7 Cor. 3: 6. S.M. 

LORD, if at thy command 
The word of life we sow, 
Watered by thy almighty hand, 
The seed shall surely grow. 



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Now, then, the ceaseless shower 
Of gospel blessings send, 

And let the soul-converting power 
Thy laborers attend. 

On multitudes confer 
The heart-renewing love, 

And by the joy of grace prepare 
For fuller joys above. 



527 



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952 RE for jr. S. M. 
OURN for the thousands slain, 

The youthful and the strong ; 
Mourn for the wine-cup' s fearful reign, 
And the deluded throng. 

2 Mourn for the tarnished gem — 

For reason' s light divine, 
Quenched from the soul's bright diadem, 
Where God had bid it shine. 

3 Mourn for the lost— but call, 

Call to the strong, the free ; 
Rouse them to shun that dreadful fall ; 
And to the refuge flee. 

4 Mourn for the lost — but pray, 

Pray to our God above, 
To break the fell destroyer' s sway, 
And show his saving love. 

953 ZJBAZ ItE It >i 7i7)E7).— 'Ps. 12G : G. 8s d' 7s, 

HE that goeth forth with weeping, 
Bearing precious seed in love 
Never tiring, never sleeping, 
Findeth mercy from above. 

2 Soft descend the dews of heaven, 
Bright the rays celestial shine ; 
Precious fruits will thus be given, 
Through, an influence all divine. 



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g<2S ClfftZSTIAJV. 

3 Sow thy seed, be never weary, 

Let no fears thy soul annoy ; 
Be the prospect ne'er so dreary, 
Thou shalt reap the fruits of joy. 

4 Lo, the scene of verdure brightening ! 

See the rising grain appear ; 
Look again ! the fields are whitening, 
For the harvest time is near. 

954 SUCCESS FROM GOD.-1 Cor. 3. '6. 8s & 

YAIN were all our toil and labor, 
Did not God that labor bless ; 
Yain, without his grace and favor, 
Every talent we possess. 

2 Vainer still the hope of heaven, 

That on human strength relies ; 
But to him shall help be given, 
Who in humble faith applies. 

3 Seek we, then, the Lord' s Anointed ; 

He shall grant us peace and rest : 
Ne'er was suppliant disappointed, 
Who through Christ his prayer addressed. 

955 TROG-RESS.-Isa. 10 : 37. 8s & 7s* 

LIKE the eagle, upward, onward, 
Let my soul in faith be borne : 
Calmly gazing, skyward, sunward, 
Let my eye unshrinking turn ! 

2 Where the cross, God' s love revealing, 

Sets the fettered spirit free, 
Where it sheds its wondrous healing, 
There, my soul, thy rest shall be ! 

3 Oh, may I no longer dreaming, 

Idly waste my golden day, 
But, each precious hour redeeming, 
Upward, onward press my way ! 



duties. 529 

self- 'De. ^ -i^iL . 8s&7s. 

PILGRIMS in this vale of sorrow, 
Pressing onward toward the prize, 
Strength and comfort here we borrow, 
From the Hand that rules the skies. 

2 'Mid these scenes of self-denial, 

We are called the race to run ; 
We must meet full many a trial 
Ere the victor's crown is won. 

3 Love shall every conflict lighten, 

Hope shall urge us swifter on, 
Faith shall every prospect brighten, 
Till the morn of heaven shall dawn. 

4 On the Eternal arm reclining, 

We at length shall win the day ; 
All the powers of earth combining, 
Shall not snatch our crown away. 

-BE^ETOZEjYT EFEOTtTS.-Eccl. // .• /. 8s <£ 7*. 

CAST thy bread upon the waters, 
Thinking not 'tis thrown away ; 
God himself saith, thou shalt gather 
It again some future day. 

2 Cast thy bread upon the waters ; 

Wildly though the billows roll, 
They but aid thee as thou toilest 
Truth to spread from pole to pole. 

3 As the seed, by billows floated, 

To some distant island lone, 
So to human souls benighted, 
That thou flingest may be borne. 

4 Cast thy bread upon the waters ; 

Why wilt thou still doubting stand % 
Bounteous shall God send the harvest, 
If thou sow'st with liberal hand. 
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£3Q CHRIS I'lrtJV. 

5 Give then freely of thy substance — 
O'er this cause the Lord doth reign , 
Cast thy bread, and toil with patience, 
Thou shalt labor not in vain. 

95 8 «% ft OTHER '6' EJ££'i>EH.»- Gen. 1:0. 8s <£' 7s. 

BLESSED angels, high in heaven 
O'er the penitent rejoice ; 
Hast thou for thy brother striven 
With an importuning voice \ 

2 Art thou not thy brother's keeper? 

Canst thou not his soul obtain % 
He that wakes his brother sleeper , 

Double light himself shall gain. 

3 Then, when ends this life' s short fever, \ 

They, who many turn to God, 
Like the stars shall shine for ever, 
In eternal brotherhood ! 

959 c ° u3iA GE < 8s & 7s. 

FATHER, hear the prayer we offer ! 
Not for ease that prayer shall be, 
But for strength that we may ever 
Live our lives courageously. 

2 Not forever by still waters 

Would we idly quiet stay ; 
But would smite the living fountains 
From the rocks along our way. 

3 Be our strength in hours of weakness 

In our wanderings, be our guide ; 
Through endeavor, failure, danger, 
Father, be thou at our side ! 

960 COJVTSIS UTIOjY.-Prov. .? .' 9. 8s d' 7s. 

- "TTTITH my substance I will honor, 
VV My Redeemer and my Lord ; 
Were ten thousand worlds my manor, 
All were nothing to his word. 



AFFLICT20JT8. £31 



2 While the heralds of salvation 

His abounding grace proclaim, 
Let his friends, of every station, 
Gladly join to spread his fame. 

3 Be his kingdom now promoted, 

Let the earth her Monarch know ; 
Be my all to him devoted ; 
To my Lord my all I owe. 

[ . HaU. o : lo. Z, . JW. 

MY God, my Father, while I stray 
Far from my home, on life's rough way, 
Oil, teach me from my heart to say, 
" Thy will be done, thy will be done ! " 

2 What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved no longer nigh ; 
Submissive still would I reply, 

" Thy will be done, thy will be done ! " 

3 If thou should' st call me to resign 
What most I prize, — it ne'er was mine ; 
I only yield thee what was thine : 
"Thy will be done, thy will be done ! " 

4 If but my fainting heart be blest 
With thy sweet Spirit for its guest, 
My God, to thee I leave the rest ; 

" Thy will be done, thy will be done ! " 

5 Renew my will from day to day ; 
Blend it with thine, and take away 
Whate'er now makes it hard to say, 

" Thy will be done, thy will be done ! " 

6 Then when on earth* I breathe no more, 
The prayer oft mixed with tears before 
I'll sing upon a happier shore : 

" Thy will be done, thy will be done ! ?" 






530 christian. 



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962 JTeb.fBtff. Z.Jf. 

BLESS thee, Lord, for sorrows sent 
To break the dream of human power, 
For now my shallow cistern ' s spent, 
I find thy fount and thirst no more. 

I take thy hand and fears grow still ; 

Behold thy face, and doubts remove ; 
Who would not yield his wavering will 

To perfect truth and boundless love ! 

That truth gives promise of a dawn, 

Beneath whose light I am to see, 
When all these blinding vails are drawn, 

This was the wisest path for me. 

That love this restless soul doth teach 
The strength of thy eternal calm ; 

And tune its sad and broken speech, 
To sing ev'n now the angels' psalm. 



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963 mb.f2:G. Z.J)L 

CAXXOT always trace the way 
Where thou, Almighty One, dost move ; 
But I can always, always say. 
That God is love, that God is love. 

2 When fear her chilling mantle flings 
O'er earth, my soul to heaven above, 

As to her native home, upsprings, 
For God is love, for God is love. 

3 When mystery clouds my darkened path, 
I'll check my dread, my doubts reprove, 

In this my soul sweet comfort hath, 
That God is love, that God is love. 

4 Yes, God is love ;— a thought like this, 
Can evrry gloomy thought remove, 

And turn all tears, all woes, to bliss, 
For God is love, for God is love. 



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Zu*e6:2f. Z.JT. 

OH, deem not they are blest alone, 
Whose lives a peaceful tenor keep ; 
For God, who pities man, hath shown 
A blessing for the eyes that weep. 

2 The light of smiles shall fill again 

The lids that overflow -with tears ; 
And weary hours of woe and pain 
Are promises of happier years. 

3 There is a day of sunny rest 

For every dark and troubled night ; 

And grief may bide an evening guest, 

Bu; joy shall come with early light. 

4 Nor let the good man's trust depart, 

Though life its common gifts deny \ 
Though with a pierced and broken heart, 
And spurned of men, he goes to die. 

5 For God has marked each sorrowing day, 

And numbered every secret tear. 
And heaven' s long age of bliss shall pay 
For all his children suffer here. 

Psalm 90 :/?. Z . . If. 

IF life in sorrow must be spent, 
So be it ; I am well content ; 
And meekly wait my last remove, 
Desiring only trustful love. 

2 No bliss I'll seek, but to fulfill 
In life, in death, thy perfect will ; 
No succors in my woes I want, 

But what my Lord is pleased to grant. 

3 Our days are numbered : let us spare 
Our anxious hearts a needless care ; 
'Tia thine to number ou+ our days ; 
'Tis ours to give them to thy praise. 



534, 



CHRISTIAN. 



4 Faith is our only business here — 
Faith, simple, constant, and sincere ; 
Oh, blessed days thy servants see ! 
Thus spent, O Lord ! in pleasing thee. 

966 MaH. 5 .'4. £• M. 

THY will be done ! I will not fear 
The fate provided by thy love ; 
Tho' clouds and darkness shroud me here, 
I know that all is bright above. 

2 The stars of heaven are shining on, 

Though these frail eyes are dimmed with tears ; 
The hopes of earth indeed are gone, 
But are not ours the immortal years? 

3 Father ! forgive the heart that clings, 

Thus trembling, to the things of time ; 
And bid my soul, on angel wings, 
Ascend into a purer clime. 

4 There shall no doubts disturb its trust, 

No sorrows dim celestial love ; 
But these afflictions of the dust, 
Like shadows of the night, remove. 

5 Ev'n now, above, there's radiant day, 

While clouds and darkness brood below ; 
Then, Father, joyful on my way 
To drink the bitter cup I go. 



967 THOm'StttS. C.M. 

MY times of sorrow and of joy, 
Great God ! are in thy hand ; 
My choicest comforts come from thee, 
And go at thy command. 

2 If thou shouldst take them all away, 
Yet would I not repine ; 
Before they were possessed by me, 
They were entirely thine. 



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3 Nor would I drop a murmuring word, 
Though the whole world were gone, 
But seek enduring happiness, 
In thee, and thee alone. 

968 yv,//./,:v. C.Jr. 

~TTT"HEiS" musing sorrow weeps the past, 

V V And mourns the present pain ; 
How sweet to think of peace at last, 
And feel that death is gain ! 

2 'Tis not that murmuring thoughts arise, 

And dread a Father' s will ; 
'Tis not that meek submission flies, 
And would not suffer still : 

3 It is that heaven-horn faith surveys 

The path that leads to light, 
And longs her eagle plumes to raise, 
And lose herself in sight. 

4 Oh ! let me wing my hallowed flight 

From earth-born woe and care, 
And soar above these clouds of night, 
My Saviour' s bliss to share. 

969 Sam. 3: 18. CM. 

IT is the Lord— enthroned in light, 
Whose claims are all divine, 
"Who has an undisputed right 
To govern me and mine. 

2 It is the Lord — who gives me all — 

My wealth, my friends, my ease ; 
And of his bounties may recall 
Whatever part he please. 

3 It is the Lord — my covenant God, 

Thrice blessed be his name ; 
Whose gracious promise, sealed with blood, 
Most ever be the same. 



536 arsisrisur. 



4 Can I, with hopes so firmly built, 
Be sullen, or repine \ 
No ! gracious God, take what thou wilt, 
To thee I all resign. 

970 cm. 

OTHOU whose mercy guides my way, 
Though now it seem severe, 
Forbid my unbelief to say 
There is no mercy here ! 

2 Oh ! may I, Lord, desire the pain 

That comes in kindness down, 
Far more than sweetest earthly gain, 
Succeeded by a frown. 

3 Then though thou bend my spirit low, 

Love only shall I see ; 
The gracious hand that strikes the blow 
Was wounded once for me. 



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971 **- //& : 7 f - c - M * 

CANNOT call affliction sweet ; 
And yet 't was good to bear : 
Affliction brought me to thy feet, 
And I found comfort there. 

2 My wearied soul was all resigned 
To thy most gracious will : 

Oh, had I kept that better mind, 
Or been afflicted still ! 

3 Where are the tows which then I vowed ? 
The joys which then I knew ? 

Those, vanished like the morning cloud ; 
These, like the early dew. 

4 Lord, grant me grace for every day, 
Whate'er my state may be 

Through life, in death, with truth to say, 
" My God is all to me." 



A FJ?L 1 C 21 O.VS . £37 

972 C - M - 

"TTTLIEjNT grief and anguish press me down, 

V V And hope and comfort flee, 
I cling, O Father, to thy throne, 

And stay my heart on thee. 

2 When death invades my peaceful home, 

The sundered ties shall be 

A closer bond, in time to come, 

To bind my heart to thee. 

3 Lord, not my will, but thine be done ! 

My soul, from fear set free, 
Her faith shall anchor at thy throne, 
And trust alone in thee. 

973 a* 49* 7. C.M. 

AFFLICTION is a stormy deep, 
- Where wave resounds to wave ; 
Though o'er my head the billows roll, 
I know the Lord can save. 

2 The hand that now withholds my joys 

Can soon restore my peace ; 
And he who bade the tempest rise 
Can bid that tempest cease. 

3 Here will I rest, and build my hope, 

Nor murmur at his rod ; 
He's more than all the world to me — 
My Health, my Life, my God ! 

974 jr«??.U:27. CM. 
"TTTHEN waves of trouble round me swell, 

V V My soul is not dismayed ; 
I hear a voice I know full well, — 

"'Tib I; be not afraid." 

2 When black the threatening skies appear, 
And storms my path invade, 
Those accents tranquilize each fear, — 
"'TisI; be not afraid." 



53$ cjiiiisriAN. 

3 There is a gulf that must be crossed ; 

Saviour, be near to aid ! 
Whisper, when my frail bark is tossed, — 
"'TisI; be not afraid." 

4 There is a dark and fearful vale, 

Death hides within its shade ; 
Oh, say, when flesh and heart shall fail, — 
"'TisI; be not afraid." 



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975 c. m. 

THOU who driest the mourner's tear ! 
How dark this world would be, 
If, when deceived and wounded here, 
We could not fly to thee ! 

2 When joy no longer soothes or cheers, 
And ev'n the hope that threw 

A moment's sparkle o'er our tears 
Is dimmed and vanished too ; — 

3 Oh, who would bear life's stormy doom, 
Did not thy wing of love 

Come, brightly wafting through the gloom 
Our peace-branch from above ? 

4 Then sorrow touched by thee grows bright, 
With more than rapture's ray ; 

As darkness shows us worlds of light 
We never saw by day. 



976 ' Job 1:2/. CM. 

NE prayer I have — all prayers in one — 
When I am wholly thine ; 
Thy will, my God, thy will be done, 
And let that will be mine. 



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All-wise, almighty, and all-good, 

In thee I firmly trust ; 
Thy ways, unknown or understood, 

Are merciful and just. 



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3 May I remember that to thee 

Whate'er I have I owe ; 
And back, in gratitude, from me 
May all thy bounties flow. 

4 And though thy wisdom takes away, 

Shall I arraign thy will ? 
No, let me bless thy name, and say, 
" The Lord is gracious still." 

5 A pilgrim through the earth I roam, 

Of nothing long possessed ; 
And all must fail when I go home, 
For this is not my rest. 

977 «***« **> ■ **- c - M - 

JESUS, my sorrow lies too deep 
For human ministry ; 
It knows not how to tell itself 
To any but to thee. 

2 Thou dost remember still amid 

The glories of God's throne 
The sorrows of mortality, 

For they were once thine own. 

3 Jesus ! my fainting spirit brings 

Its fearfulness to thee J 
Thine eye, at least, can penetrate 
The clouded mystery. 

4 It is enough, my precious Lord, 

Thy tender sympathy ! 
My every sin and sorrow can 
Devolve itself on thee. 

5 Jesus ! thou hast availed to search 

My deepest malady ; 
It freely flows — more freely finds 
The gracious remedy. 



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973 ZutcO:?.?. CJf. 

UST Jesus bear tlie cross alone, 
And all the world go free \ 
No, there ' s a cross for every one, 
And there ' s a cross for me. 



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2 This consecrated cross I '11 bear, 

Till death shall set me free, 
And then go home my crown to wear, 
For there's a crown for me, 

3 Upon the crystal pavement, down 

At Jesus' pierced feet, 
Joyful, I'll cast my golden crown, 
And his dear name repeat. 

4 And palms shall wave, and harps shall ling, 

Beneath heaven' s arches high ; 
The Lord that lives, the ransomed sing, 
That lives no more to die. 

5 Oh, precious cross ! oh, glorious crown ! 

Oh, resurrection day ! 
Ye angels, from the stars come down, 
And bear my soul away. 

979 C.JHT. 

JESUS, in sickness and in pain, 
Be near to succor me ; 
My sinking spirit still sustain : 
To thee I turn, to thee. 

2 When cares and sorrows thicken round, 

And nothing bright I see. 
In thee alone can help be found ; 
To thee I turn, to thee. 

3 Should strong temptations fierce assail. 

And Satan buffet me, 
Then in thy strength will I prevail, 
While still I turn to thee. 



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4 Tlirougli all my pilgrimage below 
Whate'er my lot may be, 

In j 03' or sadness, weal or woe, 
Jesus, I'll turn to thee. 

980 C - M - 

"TTTHEN languor and disease invade 
V V This trembling house of clay, 
Tis sweet to look beyond my pain, 
And long to fly away ;— 

2 Sweet to look inward, and attend 

The whispers of his love ; 
Sweet to look upward to the place 
Where Jesus pleads above ; — 

3 Sweet on his faithfulness to rest 

Whose love can never end ; 

Sweet on his covenant of grace 

For all things to depend ; — 

4 Sweet, in the confidence of faith, 

To trust his firm decrees ; 
Sweet to lie passive in his hands, 
And know no will but his. 

5 If such the sweetness of the streams, 

What must the fountain be, 
Where saints and angels draw their bliss 
Immediately from thee ! 



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981 2Cor.o:7. S.M. 

F, through unruffled seas, 
Toward heaven we calmly sail, 
With grateful hearts, O God, to thee, 
We'll own the favoring gale. 

But should the surges rise, 

And rest delay to come, 
Blest be the sorrow — kind the storm, 

Which drives us nearer home. 



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3 Soon shall our doubts and fears 

All yield to thy control : 
Thy tender mercies shall illume 
The midnight of the soul. 

4 Teach us, in every state, 

To make thy will our own ; 
And when the joys of sense depart, 
To live by faith alone. 



982 2>*aim 39 : O. S. Jf. 

T is thy hand, my God ; 
My sorrow comes from thee : 
I bow beneath thy chastening rod, 
'Tis love that bruises me. 



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2 I would not murmur, Lord ; 

Before thee I am dumb : 
Lest I should breathe one murmuring word, 
To thee for help I come. 

3 My God, thy name is Love ; 

A Father's hand is thine ; 
With tearful eyes I look above, 
And cry, " Thy will be mine ! " 

4 I know thy will is right, 

Though it may seem severe ; 

Thy path is still unsullied light, 

Though dark it oft appear. 

5 Jesus for me hath died ; 

Thy Son thou didst not spare : 
His pierced hands, his bleeding side, 

Thy love for me declare. 

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6 Here my poor heart can rest ; 

My God, it cleaves to thee : 
Thy will is love, thine end is blest, 
All work for good to me. 



983 Tsalmef. S.M. 

"YTT"IIEN overwhelmed with grief, 

V V My heart within me dies ; 
Helpless, and far from all relief, 

To heaven I lift mine eyes. 

2 Oh, lead me to the Rock 

That's high above my head, 
And make the covert of thy wings 
My shelter and my shade ! 

3 Within thy presence, Lord, 

Forever I ' 11 abide ; 
Thon art the tower of my defence, 
The refuge where I hide. 

4 Thon givest me the lot 

Of those that fear thy name ; 
If endless life be their reward, 
I shall possess the same. 



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984 £••**"• 

OW tender is thy hand, 
O thon beloved Lord ! 
Afflictions come at thy command, 
And leave ns at thy word. 

2 How gentle was the rod 
That chastened ns for sin ! 

How soon w^e found a smiling God, 
"Where deep distress had been ! 

3 A Father's hand we felt, 
A Father' s heart w r e knew ; 

With tears of penitence we knelt, 
And found his word was true. 

4 We told him all our grief, 
We thought of Jesus' love ; 

A sense of pardon brought relief, 
And bade our pains remove. 



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Now we will bless the Lord, 
And in his strength confide ; 

Forever be his name adored ; 
For there is none beside. 



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985 -Psalm ,5>/ : /.5. S. M. 

Y times are in thy hand : " 
My God ! I wish them there ; 
My life, my friends, my sonl, I leave 
Entirely to thy care. 

2 "My times are in thy hand," 

Whatever they may be ; 
Pleasing or painfnl, dark or bright, 
As best may seem to thee. 

3 "My times are in thy hand ; " — 

Why should I doubt or fear % 
My Father's hand will never cause 
His child a needless tear. 

4 "My times are in thy hand," — 

Jesus, the crucified ! 
The hand my cruel sins had pierced, 
Is now my guard and guide. 

986 John ;s : 7. S, M. 

ALONG my earthly way, 
_ How many clouds are spread ! 
Darkness, with scarce one cheerful ray, 
Seems gathering o'er my head. 

2 Yet, Father, thou art Love ; 

Oh, hide not from my view ! 
But when I look, in prayer, above, 
Appear in mercy through ! 

3 My pathway is not hid ; 

Thou knowest all my need ; 

And I would do as Israel did, — 

Follow where thou wilt lead. 



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4 Lead me, and then my feet 

Shall never, never stray; 
But safely I shall reach the seat 
Of happiness and day. 

5 And, oh ! from that bright throne 

I shall look back, and see, — 
The path I went, and that alone 
Was the right path for me. 

987 Jer<8:22. Z.M.61. 

>EACE, troubled soul, whose plaintive moan 



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Hath taught each scene the notes of woe ; 



Cease thy complaint, suppress thy groan, 

And let thy tears forget to flow ; 
Behold, the precious balm is found, 
To lull thy pain, to heal thy wound. 

Come, freely come, by sin oppressed ; 

On Jesus cast thy weighty load ; 
In him thy refuge find, thy rest, 

Safe in the mercy of thy God ; 
Thy God's thy Saviour— glorious word ! 
Forever love and praise the Lord. 



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988 f sam - 7 •• **• -£• Jf- a- 

E still, my heart ! these anxious cares 
To thee are burdens, thorns, and snares ; 
They cast dishonor on thy Lord, 
And contradict his gracious word ; 
Brought safely by his hand thus far, 
Why wilt thou now give place to fear ? 

2 When first before his mercy-seat 
Thou didst to him thy all commit, 
He gave thee warrant from that hour 
To trust his wisdom, love, and power ; 
Did ever trouble yet befall, 
And he refuse to hear thy call \ 



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He who lias helped thee hitherto, 
Will help thee all thy journey through 
Though rough and thorny be the road, 
It leads thee home, apace, to God ; 
Then count thy present trials small, 
For heaven will make amends for all. 



989 f>cui - *» ' 25. Z. M. 61. 

"TT^HEX adverse winds and waves arise, 
V V And in my heart despondence sighs ; 
When life her throng of cares reveals, 
And weakness o'er my spirit steals, 
Grateful I hear the kind decree, 
That "as my day, my strength shall be." 

2 One trial more must yet be past, 
One pang — the keenest and the last ; 
And when, with brow convulsed and pale, 
My feeble, quivering heart-strings fail, 
Redeemer ! grant my soul to see 
That "as her day, her strength shall be." 

990 Zeeh - n •' 7 - J " M - 6l ' 



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T evening time let there be light ; 



Life's little day draws near its close ; 
Around me fall the shades of night, 

The night of death, the grave's repose ; 

To crown my joys, to end my woes, 
At evening time let there be light. 

At evening time let there be light ; 

Stormy and dark hath been my day ; 
Yet rose the morn divinely bright ; 

Dews, birds, and blossoms cheered the way ; 

Oh, for one sweet, one parting ray ! 
At evening time let there be light. 






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rf. FS-L J- C TI O.YS. 

At evening time there shall be light ! 

For God hath spoken ; it must be ; 
Fear, doubt, and anguish take their flight ; 

His glory now is risen on me ; 

Mine eyes shall his salvation see ; 
'Tis evening time, and there is light ! 



991 John // .• 35. L. M. 61. 

WHEN gathering clouds around I view, 
And days are dark, and friends are few, 
On him I lean, who, not in vain, 
Experienced every human pain ; 
He sees my wants, allays my fears, 
And counts and treasures up my tears. 



If aught should tempt my soul to stray 
From heavenly virtue's narrow way, — 
To fly the good I would* pursue, 
Or do the sin I would not do, — 
Still he, who felt temptation' s power, 
Shall guard me in that dangerous hour. 

When sorrowing o'er some stone I bend, 
Which covers all that was a friend, 
And from his voice, his hand, his smile, 
Divides me, for a little while, 
My Saviour sees the tears I shed, 
For Jesus wept o'er Lazarus dead. 

And oh ! when I have safely passed 
Through every conflict, but the last, — 
Still, still unchanging, watch beside 
My painful bed, — for thou hast died ; 
Then point to realms of cloudless day, 
And wipe my latest tear away. 



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992 Mark n : 36. 6s, 2). 

Y Jesus, as thou wilt ! 

Oh ! may thy will "be mine ; 
Into thy hand of love 

I would my all resign ; 
Through sorrow, or through joy, 

Conduct me as thine own, 
And help me still to say, 
My Lord, thy will be done ! 

2 My Jesus, as thou wilt ! 

Though seen through many a tear, 
Let not my star of hope 

Grow dim or disappear : 
Since thou on earth hast wept, 

And sorrowed oft alone, 
If I must weep with thee, 

My Lord, thy will be done ! 

3 My Jesus, as tliou wilt ! 

All shall be well for me ; 
Each changing future scene 

I gladly trust with thee : 
Straight to my home above 

I travel calmly on, 
And sing, in life or death, 

My Lord, thy will be done ! 

993 Job 8S •' f0 - 6s > %>* 

THY way, not mine, O Lord, 
However dark it be ! 
Lead me by thine own hand ; 
Choose out the path for me. 
I dare not choose my lot : 
I would not, if I might ; 
Choose thou for me, my God, 
So shall I walk aright. 



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2 The kingdom that I seek 

Is thine : so let the way 
That leads to it be thine, 

Else I must surely stray. 
Take thou my cup, and it 

With joy or sorrow fill, 
As best to thee may seem ; 

Choose thou my good and ill. 

3 Choose thou for me my friends, 

My sickness or my health ; 
Choose thou my cares for me, 

My poverty or wealth. 
Not mine, not mine the choice, 

In things or great or small ; 
Be thou my Guide, my Strength, 

My Wisdom, and my All. 

994 &aim no : 7. 6s, 2). 

MY spirit longs for thee 
To dwell within my breast ; 
Although unworthy I 

Of so divine a Guest ! 
Of so divine a Guest 

Unworthy though I be, 
Yet hath my heart no rest 
Until it come to thee ! 



Until it come to thee, 

In vain I look around ; 
In all that I can see 

No rest is to be found ! 
No rest is to be found, 

But in thy bleeding love, 
Oh, let my wish be crowned, 

And send it from above! 



550 ch&istiajt. 

995 John 10 : 33. 6s, D. 

CHEER up, desponding soul ! 
Tli}' longing pleased I see ; 
'Tis part of that great whole 

Wherewith I longed for tliee : 
Wherewith I longed for thee, 

And left my Father' s throne 
From death to set thee free, 
And claim thee for my own. 

2 To claim thee for my own 

I suffered on the cross ; 
Oh, were my love "but known, 

All else would be as dross ! 
All else would be as dross, 

And souls, through grace divine, 
Would count their gains but loss, 

To live forever mine. 

996 Pror.23:2G. 6s, 2). 

JESUS ! my happy heart 
Now gives itself to thee ; 
Oh, never hence depart ! 
Reign here eternally : 
Thy sacred name alone 

All my delight shall prove ; 
"No joy my soul shall own, 
But in thy holy love. 

2 And oh, in after years, 

When life is fading fast, 
When flow repentant tears 

Over my errors past : 
Still shall this holy vow 

Be breathed again to heaven, 
And fervently, as now, 

My heart to thee be given. 



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997 I/<h.r.>:7. Cs, 2). 

E tranquil, my soul, 
Be quiet every fear ! 
Thy Father hath control, 

And he is ever near. 
Ne'er of thy lot complain, 

Whatever may befall ; 
Sickness or care, or pain, 
'T is well appointed all. 

2 A Father's chastening hand 

Is leading thee along ; 
Nor distant is the land 

Where swells the immortal song. 
Oh, then, my soul, be still ! 

Await heaven's high decree ; 
Seek but thy Father' s will, 

It shall be well with thee. 

998 ***• ss • *7< 6s > Z>< 

a^HERE is a blessed home 
Beyond this land of woe, 
Where trials never come, 

Nor tears of sorrow flow ; 
Where faith is lost in sight, 

And patient hope is crowned, 
And everlasting light 
Its glory throws around. 

2 There is a land of peace ; 

Good angels know it well ; 
Glad songs that never cease 

Within its portals swell ; 
Around its glorious throne 

Ten thousand saints adore 
Christ, with the Father one, 

And Spirit, evermore. 



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3 Oh, joy all joys beyond ! 

To see the Lamb who died, 
And count each sacred wound, 

In hands, and feet, and side ; 
To give to him the praise 

Of every triumph won, 
And sing through endless days 

The great things he hath done. 

4 Look up, ye saints of God ! 

Nor fear to tread below 
The path your Saviour trod 

Of daily toil and woe ; 
Wait but a little while 

In uncomplaining love ; 
His own most gracious smile 

Shall welcome you above. 

999 Psalm 73 ; 21 . 70s & 4-S, 

END kindly light amid the encircling gloom, 

And lead me on ! 
The night is dark, and I am far from home ; 

Lead thou me on ! 
Keep thou my feet ; I do not ask to see 
The distant scene ; one step ' s enough for me. 

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that thou 

Shouldst lead me on ! 
I loved to choose and see my path ; but now 

Lead thou me on ! 
I loved day's dazzling light, and spite of fears, 
Pride ruled my will : remember not past years ! 

So long thy power hath blessed me, surely still 

'T will lead me on ! 
Through dreary doubt, through pain and sorrow till 

The night is gone, 
And with the morn those angel faces smile 
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile. 



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1000 jr " rA ' f * : - 7n ' " s * ^* 

" rpHY will be done ! " In devious way 
X The hurrying stream of life may run ; 
Yet still our grateful hearts shall say, 
"Thy will be done." 

2 " Thy will be done ! " If o'er us shine 

A gladdening and a prosperous sun, 
This prayer will make it more divine : 
"Thy will be done." 

3 " Thy will be done ! " Tlio' shrouded o'er 

Oar path with gloom, one comfort, one 
Is ours ; to breathe, while we adore, 
"Thy will be done." 

1001 Job/: 2/. C.Z.M. 

"TTTHEN I can trust my all with God, 

VV Iii trial's fearful hour, — 
Bow all resigned beneath his rod, 

And bless his sparing power ; 
A joy springs up amid distress, 
A fountain in the wilderness. 

2 Oh, to be brought to Jesus' feet, 
Though trials fix me there, 

Is still a privilege most sweet ; 
For he will hear my prayer ; 
Though sighs and tears its language be, 
The Lord is nigh to answer me. 

3 Then, blessed be the hand that gave, 
Still blessed when it takes ; 

Blessed be he who smites to save, 
Who heals the heart he breaks : 
Perfect and true are all his ways, 
Whom heaven adores and death obeys. 
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1002 , / , 7s 

IN the dark and cloudy day, 
When earth' s riches flee away, 
And the last hope will not stay, 
Saviour, comfort me ! 

2 When the secret idol ' s gone 

That my poor heart yearned upon, — 
Desolate, bereft, alone, 
Saviour, comfort me ! 

3 Thou, who wast so sorely tried, 
In the darkness crucified, 

Bid me in thy love confide ; 
Saviour, comfort me ' 

4 Comfort me ; I am cast down : 
'Tis my heavenly Father's frown ; 
I deserve it all, I own : 

Saviour, comfort me ! 

5 So it shall be good for me 
Much afflicted now to be, 
If thou wilt but tenderly, 

Saviour, comfort me ! 

1003 James/:.?. 

9/np IS my happiness below, 
JL Not to live without the cross, 
But the Saviour's power to know, 
Sanctifying every loss. 

2 Trials must and will befall ; 

But, with humble faith to see 
Love inscribed upon them all, — 
This is happiness to me. 

3 Trials make the promise sweet ; 

Trials give new life to prayer ; 
Trials bring me to his feet, 
Lay me low, and keep me there. 



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A ND can my heart aspire so liigli, 
A To say—" My Father God ! ' ' 
Lord, at thy feet I long to lie, 

And learn to kiss the rod. 

2 I would submit to all thy will, 

For thou art good and wise ; 
Let every anxious thought be still, 
Nor one faint murmur rise. 

3 Thy love can cheer the darksome gloom, 

And bid me wait serene ; 
Till hopes and joys immortal bloom, 
And brighten all the scene. 

4 My Father ! — oh, permit my heart 

To plead her humble claim ; 
And ask the bliss those words impart, 
In my Redeemer' s name. 



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1005 8s&6s. 

ASK not now for gold to gild, 
With mocking shine, an aching frame ; 
The yearning of the mind is stilled — 
I ask not now for fame. 

2 But, bowed in lowliness of mind, 
I make my humble wishes known ; 

I only ask a will resigned, 
O Father, to thine own. 

3 In vain I task my aching brain, 
In vain the sage's thoughts I scan ; 

I only feel how weak I am, 
How poor and blind is man. 

4 And now my spirit sighs for home, 
And longs for light whereby to see ; 

And, like a weary child, would come, 
O Father, unto thee. 



1006 n, a 

"TTTHEX our heads are bowed with woe ; 

' \ When our "bitter tears o'erflow ; 
When we mourn the lost, the dear, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 
Thou our feeble flesh hast worn ; 
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne ; 
Thou hast shed the human tear : 
Jesus, Son of Maiy, hear ! 

2 When the heart is sad within, 
With the thought of all its sin ; 
When the spirit shrinks with fear, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 

Thou the shame, the grief, hast known ; 
Though the sins were not thine own, 
Thou hast deigned their load to bear : 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 

3 When our eyes grow dim in death ; 
When we heave the parting breath ; 
When our solemn doom is near, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 

Thou hast bowed the dying head ; 
Thou the blood of life hast shed ; 
Thou hast filled a mortal bier : 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 

1007 ***• 

LOWLY and solemn be 
Thy children's cry to thee 
Father Divine ! 
A hymn of suppliant breath, 
Owning that life and death 
Alike are thine ! 



AF/L/ r ■// ows. 557 

Father, in that hour, 
When earth all helping power 

Shall disavow, — 
When spear, and shield, and crown, 
In faintness are cast down, — 

Sustain us, thou ! 



By him who bowed to take 
The death-cup for our sake, 

The thorn, the rod, — 
From whom the last dismay 
Was not to pass away, 

Aid us, O God ! 



1008 •*»«* / • *• €• &• M. 

SELF-LOVE no grace in sorrow sees, 
Consults her own peculiar ease, — 
'Tis all the bliss she knows ; 
But nobler aims true Love employ, — 
In self-denial is her joy, 
In suffering her repose. 

2 Sorrow and Love go side by side ; 
Nor height nor depth can e'er divide 

Their heaven-appointed bands ; 
Those dear associates still are one, 
Nor, till the race of life is run, 
Disjoin their wedded hands. 



Thy choice and mine shall be the same, 
Inspirer of that holy flame, 

Which must forever blaze ! 
To take the cross and follow thee, 
Where love and duty lead, shall be 

My portion and my praise. 



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558 church. 

1009 JfIA IS ¥***-* ***** ■' ■ ?5- 7.. Jf. 

LEATHER of mercies, bow thine ear, 
JL" Attentive to our earnest prayer ; 
AVe plead for those who plead for thee ; 
Successful may they ever be. 

2 Clothe thou with energy divine 

Their words, and let those words be thine ; 
Teach them immortal souls to gain, 
Nor let them labor. Lord, in vain. 

3 Let thronging multitudes around 
Hear from their lips the joyful sound ; 
And light thro* distant realms be spread, 
Till Zion rears her drooping head. 

1010 WXJLCOMZJfG- A &ASTOS. Z.Jf. 

E bid thee welcome in the name 
Of Jesus, our exalted Head ; 
Come as a servant : so he came, 
And we receive thee in his stead. 

2 Come as a shepherd : guard and keep 

This fold from hell, and earth, and sin ; 
Nourish the lambs, and feed the sheep, 
The wounded heal, the lost bring in. 

3 Come as a teacher, sent from God, 

Charged his whole counsel to declare ; 
Lift o'er our ranks the prophet's rod. 

While we uphold thy hands with prayer. 

4 Come as a messenger of peace. 

Filled with the Spirit, fired with love ! 
Live to behold our 1 large increase. 
And die to meet us all above. 

1011 FO-R Di:Dir^TIOA\ J/". 

THE perfect world, by Adam trod, 
YTas the first temple, built of God ; 

His flat laid the corner-stone. 
And heaved its pillars one by one. 



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2 He hung its starry roof on high— 
The broad, illimitable sky ; 

He spread its pavement, green and bright, 
And curtained it with morning light. 

3 The mountains in their places stood, 
The sea — the sky — and "all was good ;" 
And when its first pure praises rang, 
The "morning stars together sang." 

4 Lord, 'tis not ours to make the sea, 
And earth, and sky, a house for thee ; 
But in thy sight our offering stands — 
An humbler temple, "made with hands.' 



1012 fk»n.J2:3. L.M. 

OW blest are those, how truly wise, 
Who learn and keep the sacred road ! 
How happy they whom heaven employs 
To turn rebellious hearts to God : — 



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2 To win them from the fatal way 

Where erring folly thoughtless roves, 
And that blest righteousness display 
Which Jesus wrought and God approves. 

3 The shining firmament shall fade, 

And sparkling stars resign their light ; 
But these shall know nor change nor shade, 
Forever fair, forever bright. 



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1013 co.vrooirio.v of mijvistm&S. L.M. 

>OUR out thy Spirit from on high ; 

Lord ! thine assembled servants bless ; 
Graces and gifts to each supply, 
And clothe thy priests with righteousness. 

Wisdom, and zeal, and faith impart, 

Firmness with meekness from above, 
To bear thy people on our heart, 
And love the souls whom thou dost love : 



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3 To watch and pray, and never faint ; 

By day and night strict guard to keep ; 
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint, 

Nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep : 

4 Then, when our work is finished here, 

In humble hope our charge resign : 

When the chief Shepherd shall appear 

O God ! may they and we be thine I 

1014 SEEKIJTG A TASTQft* Z.M. 

LOKD, thy pitying eye surveys 
Our wandering paths, our trackless ways : 
Send forth, in love, thy truth and light, 
To guide our doubtful footsteps right. 

2 In humble faith, behold we wait : 
On thee we call at mercy' s gate ; 

Our drooping hearts, O God ! sustain, — 
Shall Israel seek thy face in vain \ 

3 Lord ! in ways of peace return, 
Nor let thy flock neglected mourn ; 
May our blest eyes a shepherd see, 
Dear to our souls, and dear to thee. 

1015 Tn^LVJEis tor pastor. Z.Jf. 
"ITH heavenly power, Lord, defend 

Him whom we now to thee commend ; 
Thy faithful messenger secure, 
And make him to the end endure. 

2 Gird him with all-sufficient grace ; 
Direct his feet in paths of peace ; 
Thy truth and faithfulness fulfill, 
And arm him to obey thy will. 

1016 t>JB&JCA tioa \ Z.Jf. 

OH, bow thine ear, Eternal One ! 
On thee our heart adoring calls ; 
To thee the followers of thy Sen 
Have raised, and now devote these walls. 



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2 Here let thy holy days be kept ; 

And be this place to worship given. 
Like that bright spot where Jacob slept, 
The house of God, the gate of heaven. 

3 Here may thine honor dwell ; and here, 

As incense, let thy children's prayer, 
From contrite hearts and lips sincere, 
Rise on the still and holy air. 

4 Here be thy praise devoutly sung ; 

Here let thy truth beam forth to save, 
As when, of old, thy Spirit hung, 

On wings of light, o'er Jordan's wave. 

5 And when the lips, that with thy name 

Are vocal now, to dust shall turn, 
On others may devotion 1 s flame 
Be kindled here, and purely burn ! 

1017 FO& dedication. CM. 

OTHOU, whose own vast temple stands, 
Built over earth and sea, 
Accept the walls that human hands 
Have raised to worship thee. 

2 Lord, from thine inmost glory send, 

Within these courts to bide, 
The peace that dwelleth without end, 
Serenely by thy side ! 

3 May erring minds that worship here 

Be taught the better way ; 
And they who mourn, and they who fear, 
Be strengthened as they pray. 

4 May faith grow firm, and love grow warm, 

And pure devotion rise, 
While round these hallowed walls the storm 
Of earth-born passion dies. 



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1018 &*** ** ■ * '-• c * m. 

/CHURCH of the ever-living God, 
\J The Father' s gracious choice, 
Amid the voices of this earth 
How feeble is thy voice ! 

2 A little flock ! — so calls he thee 

Who bought thee with his blood ; 
A little flock, disowned of men, 
But owned and loved of God. IQj 

3 Not many rich or noble called, 

Not many great or wise ; 
They whom God makes his kings and priests 
Are poor in human eyes. 

4 But the chief Shepherd comes at length ; 

Their feeble days are o'er, 
No more a handful in the earth, 
A little flock no more. 

5 No more a lily among thorns, 

Weary and faint and few ; 
But countless as the stars of heaven, 
Or as the early dew. 

6 Then entering the eternal halls, 

In robes of victory, 
That mighty multitude shall keep 
The joyous jubilee. 

5)an.2:U. CM. 

OH, where are kings and empires now 
Of old that went and came ? 
JBut, Lord, thy church is praying yet, 
A thousand years the same. 

We mark her goodly battlements, 

And her foundations strong ; 
We hear within the solemn voice 

Of her unending song. 



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3 For not like kingdoms of the world 
Thy holy church, O God ! 

Though earthquake shocks are threatening her, 
And tempests are abroad ; — 

4 Unshaken as eternal hills, 
Immovable she stands, 

A mountain that shall fill the earth, 
A house not made by hands. 

1020 j * a < & • n. c. m. 

A MOTHER may forgetful be, 
For human love is frail ; 
But thy Creator s love to thee, 
O Zion, cannot fail. 

2 No, thy dear name engraven stands, 

In characters of love, 
On thy almighty Father's hands ; 
And never shall remove. 

3 Before his ever- watchful eye 

Thy mournful state appears, 
And every groan, and every sigh, 
Divine compassion hears. 

4 O Zion, learn to doubt no more, 

Be every fear suppressed ; 
Unchanging truth, and love, and power, 
Dwell in thy Saviour's breast. 

1021 H eb •*** is-2£ - c - M. 

NOT to the terrors of the Lord, 
The tempest, fire and smoke ; 
ISTot to the thunder of that word 
Which God on Sinai spoke ; — 

2 But we are come to Zion's hill, 
The city of our God ; 
AY] i ere milder words declare his will, 
And speak his love abroad. 



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3 Behold the innumerable host 

Of angels clothed in light ; 
Behold the spirits of the just, 
Whose faith is turned to sight ! 

4 Beliold the blest assembly there, 

Whose names are writ in heaven I 
And God, the Judge of all, declare 
Their vilest sins forgiven. 

5 The saints on earth, and all the dead 

But one communion make ; 
All join in Christ, their living Head, 
And of his grace partake. 

6 In such society as this 

My weary soul would rest : 
The man that dwells where Jesus is, 
Must be forever blest. 

1022 z-m. 

LET Zion's watchmen all awake, 
And take the alarm they give ; 
Now let them from the mouth of God 
Their solemn charge receive. 

2 'Tis not a cause of small import, 

The pastors care demands ; 
But what might fill an angel' s heart, 
And filled a Saviour' s hands. 

3 They watch for those for whom the Lord 

Did heavenly bliss forego ; 
For souls, that must forever live 
In happiness or woe. 

4 May the}' that Jesus, whom they preach, 

Their own Redeemer see ; 
And watch thou daily o'er their souls, 
That they may watch for thee. 



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IJT8 T2 TUTIOJTS, -/;- 

1023 ****" ^- s - M -> ®- 

\Tl as thy name is known, 
The world declares thy praise ; 
Thy saints, O Lord, before thy throne, 

Their songs of honor raise. 
With joy thy people stand 

On Zion's chosen hill, 
Proclaim the wonders of thy hand, 
And counsels of thy will. 

Let strangers walk around 

The city where we dwell, 
Compass and view thine holy ground, 

And mark the building w T ell — 
The order of thy house, 

The worship of thy court, 
The cheerful songs, the solemn vows ; 

And make a fair report. 

How decent, and how wise I 

How glorious to behold ! 
Beyond the pomp that charms the eyes, 

And rites adorned with gold. 
The God we worship now 

Will guide us till we die ; 
Will be our God, while here below, 

And ours above the sky. 



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OKD of the harvest ! hear 
I Thy needy servants cry ; 
Answer our faith's effectual prayer, 

And all our wants supply. 
On thee we humbly wait ; 

Our wants are in thy view ; 
The harvest truly, Lord ! is great, 
The laborers are few. 



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2 Convert and send forth more 

Into thy Church abroad ; 
And let them speak thy word of power, 

As workers with their God. 
Give the pure Gospel- word, 

The word of general grace ; 
Thee let them preach, the common Lord, 

The Saviour of our race. 

3 Oh, let them spread thy name ; 

Their mission fully prove ; 
Thy universal grace proclaim, 

Thy all-redeeming love. 
On all mankind, forgiven, 

Empower them still to call, 
And tell each creature under heaven, 

That thou hast died for all. 

1025 MINISTRY. S. M. 

YE messengers of Christ ! 
His sovereign voice obey ; 
Arise, and follow where he leads, 
And peace attend your way. 

2 The Master, whom you serve, 

Will needful strength bestow ; 
Depending on his promised aid, 
With sacred courage go. 

3 Mountains shall sink to plains, 

And hell in vain oppose ; 
The cause is God' s, and will prevail, 
In spite of all his foes. 

1026 5)JES>Z€si 2'1 OJ\ \—Jsa. 50 : 7. 7s. 

LORD of hosts ! to thee we raise 
Here a house of prayer and praise : 
Thou thy people's hearts prepare, 
Here to meet for praise and prayer. 



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2 Let the living here be fed 
With thy word, the heavenly bread: 
Here, in hope of glory blest, 
May the dead be laid to rest. 

3 Here to thee a temple stand, 
While the sea shall gird the land : 
Here reveal thy mercy sure, 
While the sun and moon endure. 

4 Hallelujah !— earth and sky 
To the joyful sound reply : 
Hallelujah ! hence ascend 
Prayer and praise till time shall end. 

1027 Mia8IQJW3tZM&> DE&A&TU&E* 7s <£' Gs, D % 

EOLL on, thou mighty ocean ; 
And, as thy billows flow, 
Bear messengers of mercy 

To every land below. 
Arise, ye gales, and waft them 

Safe to the destined shore ; 
That man may sit in darkness, 
And death' s black shade no more. 

2 O thou eternal Ruler, 

Who holdest in thine arm 
The tempests of the ocean, 

Protect them from all harm ! 
Thy presence, Lord, be with them, 

Wherever they may be ; 
Though far from us, who love them, 

Still let them be with thee. 

1028 ■*"** 'TSTSTr-Ita. 52 : 7. S. M. 

HOW beauteous are their feet 
Who stand on Zion's hill ! 
Who bring salvation on their tongues, 
And words of peace reveal. 



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2 How charming is tlieir voice ! 

How sweet their tidings are ! 
ki Zion, behold thy Saviour King ; 
He reigns and triumphs here." 

3 How happy are our ears, 

That hear this joyful sound ! 
Which kings and prophets waited for, 
And sought, "but never found. 

4 How blessed are our eyes, 

That see this heavenly light ! 
Prophets and kings desired it long, 
But died without the sight. 

5 The watchmen join their voice, 

And tuneful notes employ ; 
Jerusalem breaks forth in songs, 
And deserts learn the joy. 

6 The Lord makes bare his arm 

Through all the earth abroad ; 
Let every nation now behold 
Their Saviour and their God ! 



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HOLY Lord, our God, 
By heavenly hosts adored, 
Hear us, we pray : 
To thee the cherubim, 
Angels and seraphim, 
Unceasing praises bring — 
Their homage pay. 

2 Here give thy word success ; 
And this thy servant bless ; 

His labors own ; 
And while the sinner' s Friend 
His life and words commend, 
Thy Holy Spirit send, 

And make Him known. 



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May every passing year 
More happy still appear 

Than this glad day ; 
With numbers fill the place, 
Adorn thy saints with grace ; 
Thy truth may all embrace, 

O Lord, avc pray. 



1030 COSJVJES STOJVE* &. Jf. 

CHRIST is our Corner-stone ; 
On him alone we build ; 
With his true saints alone 
The courts of heaven are filled : 



On his great love 
Our hopes we place, 



Of present grace 
And joys above. 



2 Oh, then, with hymns of praise 
These hallowed courts shall ring ! 
Our voices we will raise, 
The Three in One to sing ; 



And thus proclaim 
In joyful song, 



Both loud and long, 
That glorious Name. 



3 Here, gracious God, do thou 
Forevermore draw nigh ; 
Accept each faithful vow, 

And mark each suppliant sigh : 



In copious shower, 



Each holy day, 



On all who pray, Thy blessings pour, 

4 Here may we gain from heaven 
The grace which we implore, 
And may that grace, once given, 
Be with us evermore, — 



Until that day 
"Wlieu all the blest 



To endless rest 
Are called away. 



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1031 7)/;7)7f'A TJOJi '. C. Jk 

1 OD of the universe, to thee 
This sacred fane we rear, 
And now, with songs and bended knee, 
Invoke thy presence here. 

2 Long may this echoing dome resound 
The praises of thy name, 

These hallowed walls to all around 
The triune God proclaim. 

3 Here let thy love, thy presence dwell ; 
Thy glory here make known ; 

Thy people' s home, oh, come and fill, 
And seal it as thine own. 

4 When sad with care, by sin oppressed, 
Here may the burdened soul 

Beneath thy sheltering wing find rest ; 
Here make the wounded whole. 

5 ^And when the last long Sabbath morn 
Upon the just shall rise, 

May all who own thee here be borne 
To mansions in the skies. 



1032 



THIS child we dedicate to thee, 
O God of grace and purity ! 
Shield it from sin and threatening wrong, 
And let thy love its life prolong. 

2 Oh, may thy Spirit gently draw 
Its willing soul to keep thy law ; 
May virtue, piety, and truth, 
Dawn even with its dawning youth. 

3 We too, before thy gracious sight, 
Once shared the blest baptismal rite, 
And would renew its solemn vow 

With love, and thanks, and praises, now. 



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4 Grant that, with true and faithful heart, 
We still may act the Christian's part, 
Cheered by each promise thou hast given, 
And laboring for the prize in heaven. 

1033 *-* 

WITH thankful hearts our songs we raise, 
To celebrate the Saviour' s praise ; 
Yet who but saints in heaven above, 
Can tell the riches of his love % 

2 He, the good Shepherd, kindly leads 
The wanderer, and the hungry feeds ; 
Deigns in his arms the lambs to bear, 
And makes them his peculiar care. 

3 Jesus, to thy protecting wing 
Our helpless little ones we bring ; 

01), grant them grace and strength, that they 
May find and keep the heavenward way 

1034 ■£••»: 

LORD ! encouraged by thy grace, 
We bring our infant to thy throne ; 
Give it within thy heart a place, 
Let it be thine, and thine alone. 

2 Wash it from every stain of guilt, 
And let this child be sanctified ; 

Lord ! thou canst cleanse it, if thou wilt, 
And all its native evils hide. 

3 We ask not, for it, earthly bliss, 
Or earthly honors, wealth or fame ! 

The sum of our request is this — 
That it may love and fear thy name. 

335 z.m* 

EAR Saviour, if these lambs should stray, 
From thy secure enclosure's bound, 
And, lured by worldly joys away. 

Among the thoughtless crowd be found ; 



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Remember still that they are thine, 

That thy dear sacred name they "bear ; 
Think that the seal of love divine, 

The sign of covenant grace they wear. 
In all their erring, sinful years, 

Oh ! let them ne'er forgotten be ; 
Remember all the prayers and tears 

Which made them consecrate to thee. 
And when these lips no more can pray, 

These eyes can weep for them no more, 
Tarn thou their feet from folly' s way ; 

The wanderers to thy fold restore. 

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.EAR Saviour, ever at my side, 
How loving thou must be, 
To leave thy home in heaven to guard 

A little child like me ! 
Thy beautiful and shining face 

I see not, though so near ; 
The sweetness of thy soft, low voice 

I am too deaf to hear. 
I cannot feel thee touch my hand 

With pressure light and mild, 
To check me, as my mother doth, 

While I am but a child ; 
But I have felt thee in my thoughts 

Fighting with sin for me ; 
And when my heart loves God, I know 

The sweetness is from thee. 
And when, dear Saviour ! I kneel down 

Morning and night to prayer, 
Something there is within my heart 

Which tells me thou art there ; 
Yes ! when I pray, thou prayest too— 

Thy prayer is all for me ; 
But when I sleep, thou sleepest not, 

But watchest patiently. 



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1037 Eecl./3:f. C. Jf. 

I)EMEMBER thy Creator now, 
1 In these thy youthful days ; 
He will accept thine earliest vow, 
And listen to thy praise. 

2 Remember thy Creator now, 
Seek him while he is near ; 

For evil days will come, when thou 
Shalt find no comfort here. 

3 Remember thy Creator now ; 
His willing servant be : 

Then, when thy head in death shall bow, 
He will remember thee. 

4 Almighty God ! our hearts incline 
Thy heavenly voice to hear ; 

Let all our future days be thine, 
Devoted to thy fear. 



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EAR Jesus, let thy pitying eye 
Look kindly down on me : 
A sinful, weak, and helpless child, 
I come thy child to be. 

2 O blessed Saviour ! take my heart, 
This sinful heart of mine, 

And wash it clean in every part ; 
Make me a child of thine. 

3 My sins, though great, thou canst forgive, 
For thou hast died for me ; 

Amazing love ! help me, O God, 
Thine own dear child to be. 

4 For thou hast said, " Forbid them not : 
Let children come to me : " 

I hear thy voice, and now, dear Lord, 
I come thy child to be. 



574 CHV&CM. 

1039 John 21 , 15. 8S & 7S, D. 

SAVIOUR, like a shepherd lead us ; 
Much we need thy tender care ; 
In thy pleasant pastures feed us, 
For our use thy fold prepare : 
We are thine : do thou befriend us, 

Be the guardian of our way ; 
Keep thy flock, from sin defend us, 
Seek us when we go astray. 

2 Thou hast promised to receive us, 

Poor and sinful though we be ; 
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, 

Grace to cleanse, and power to free : 
Early let us seek thy favor, 

Early help us do thy will ; 
Holy Lord, our only Saviour ! 

With thy grace our bosom fill. 

1040 8s&7s,£>* 

SAVIOUR King, in hallowed union, 
At thy sacred feet we bow ; 
Heart with heart, in blest communion, 

Join to crave thy favor now ! 
Though celestial choirs adore thee, 

Let our prayer as incense rise ; 
And our praise be set before thee, 
Sweet as evening sacrifice. 

2 Heavenly Fount, thy streams of blessing, 

Oft have cheered us on our way ; 
By thy power and grace unceasing, 

We continue to this day : 
Raise we then with glad emotion 

Thankful lays : and while we sing, 
Vow a pure, a full devotion 

To thy work, O Saviour King ! 



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3 When we tell the wondrous story 

Of thy rich, exhaustless love, 
Send thy Spirit, Lord of glory, 

On the youthful heart to move ! 
Oh, that he, the ever-living, 

May descend, as fruitful rain ; 
Till the wilderness, reviving, 

Blossoms as the rose again ! 

1041 Isa • £° •' ** • 8s <& 7s, 2). 

SAVIOUR ! who thy flock art feeding 
With the Shepherd's kindest care, 
All the feeble gently leading, 

While the lambs thy bosom share ; 
Now, these little ones receiving, 

Fold them in thy gracious arm ; 
There, we know, thy word believing, 
Only there, secure from harm. 

2 Never, from thy pasture roving, 

Let them be the lion' s prey ; 
Let thy tenderness, so loving, 

Keep them all life' s dangerous way : 
Then, within thy fold eternal, 

Let them find a resting-place, 
Feed in pastures ever vernal, 

Drink the rivers of thy grace. 

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THE Saviour kindly calls 
Our children to his breast ; 
He folds them in his gracious arms, 
Himself declares them blest. 

2 "Let them approach," he cries, 
" Nor scorn their humble claim ; 
The heirs of heaven are such as these, 
For such as these I came." 



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3 With joy we bring them, Lord, 
Devoting them to thee, 
Imploring, that, as we are thine, 
Thine may our offspring he. 



1043 Acts 2:39* S.M. 

UR children thou dost claim, 
O Lord, our God, as thine : 
Ten thousand blessings to thy name 
For goodness so divine ! 



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2 Thee let the fathers own, 

Thee let the sons adore ; 
Joined to the Lord in solemn vows, 
To be forgot no more. 

3 How great thy mercies, Lord ! 

How plenteous is thy grace ! 
Which, in the promise of thy love, 
Includes our rising race. 

4 Our offspring, still thy care, 

Shall own their fathers' God ! 
To latest times thy blessings share, 
And sound thy praise abroad. 

1044 S 'M. 

THOU God of sovereign grace, 
In mercy now appear ; 
We long to see thy smiling face, 
And feel that thou art near. 

2 Receive these lambs to-day, 

O Shepherd of the flock, 
And wash the stains of guilt away 
Beside the smitten Rock. 

3 To-day in love descend ; 

Oh, come, this precious hour ; 
In mercy now their spirits bend 
By thy resistless power. 



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4 Low bending at thy feet, 
Our offspring we resign : 
Thine arm is strong, thy love is great, 
And high thy glories shine. 



GREAT God, now condescend 
To bless our rising race ; 
Soon may their willing spirits bend, 
The subjects of thy grace. 

Oh, what a pure delight 

Their happiness to see ; 
Our warmest wishes all unite, 

To lead their souls to thee. 



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3 Now bless, thou God of love, 
This ordinance divine ; 
Send thy good Spirit from above, 
And make these children thine. 

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OGOD of Bethel, by whose hand 
Thy people still are fed ; 
Who through this weary pilgrimage 
Hast all our fathers led ! 

2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present 

Before thy throne of grace ; 
God of our fathers ! be the God 
Of their succeeding race. 

3 Through each perplexing path of life 

Our wandering footsteps guide ; 
Give us, each day, our daily bread, 
And raiment fit provide. 

4 Oh, spread thy covering wings around, 

Till all our wanderings cease, 
And at our Father s loved abode, 
Our souls arrive in peace. 

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5 Sucli blessings from thy gracious hand 
Our humble prayers implore ; 
And thou shalt be our chosen God, 
Our portion evermore. 

1047 ■**»* *o •• /^- C. . 

FORBID them not," the Saviour cried, 
" But suffer them to come ; " 
Ah, then maternal tears were dried, 
And unbelief was dumb. 

2 Lord, we believe, and we obey ; .05 

We bring them at thy word ; 
Be thou our children's strength and stay, 
Their portion and reward. 

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UB, children. Lord, in faith and prayer, 
We now devote to thee ; 
Let them thy covenant mercies share, 
And thy salvation see. 

2 In early days their hearts secure 

From worldly snares, we pray ; 
And let them to the end endure, 
In every righteous way. 

3 Grant us before them. Lord, to live 

In holy faith and fear ; 
And then to heaven our souls receive, 
And bring our children there. 

1049 Som.e.S. C.Jf.\ 

THE promise of my Father' s love 
Shall stand forever good : — 
He said, and gave his soul to death, 
And sealed the grace with blood. 

2 To this dear covenant of thy word, 
I set my worthless name ; 
I seal the engagement of my Lord, 
And make my humble claim. 



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I call that legacy my own, 
Which Jesus did bequeath ; 

'T was purchased with a dying groan, 
And ratified in death. 

Sweet is the memory of his name, 
Who blessed us in his will, 

And to his testament of love, 
Made his own life the seal. 



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Y cool Siloam' s shady rill 
How sweet the lily grows ; 
How sweet the breath, beneath the hill, 
Of Sharon's dewy rose ! 

2 Lo ! such the child whose early feet 
The paths of peace have trod, 

Whose secret heart, with influence sweet. 
Is upward drawn to God. 

3 By cool Siloam' s shady rill 
The lily must decay ; 

The rose, that blooms beneath the hill, 
Must shortly fade away. 

4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour 
Of man' s maturer ao;e 

Will shake the soul with sorrow's power, 
And stormy passion' s rage. 

5 O thou who givest life and breath, 
We seek thy grace alone, 

In childhood, manhood, age, and death, 
To keep us still thine own. 



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/10ME, Holy Spirit, from on high ; 
V^ Baptizer of our spirits thou ! 
The sacramental seal apply, 
And witness with the water now. 



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2 Exert thy energy divine, 

And sprinkle the atoning blood ; 
May Father, Son, and Spirit, join 
To seal this child, a child of God. 



105 2 Matt. /9 •' **■ - c * M, 

EE Israel's gentle Shepherd stand, 
With all-engaging charms ; 
Hark ! how he calls the tender lambs, 
And folds them in his arms ! 



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2 " Permit them to approach," he cries, 

" Nor scorn their humble name ; 
It was to bless snch sonls as these 
The Lord of angels came." 

3 We bring them, Lord, with fervent prayer, 

And yield them np to thee ; 
Joyful that we ourselves are thine, 
Thine let onr offspring be ! 



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1053 G*n./7*7. C.M< 

OW large the promise ! how divine ! 
To Abr'ham and his seed : 
" I '11 be a God to thee and thine, 
Supplying all their need." 

2 The words of his extensive love 
From age to age endure : 

The Angel of the covenant proves, 
And seals the blessings sure. 

3 Jesns the ancient faith confirms, 
To onr great fathers given ; 

He takes young children to his arms, 
And calls them heirs of heaven. 

4 Our God ! — how faithful are his ways ! 
His love endures the same ; 

Nor from the promise of his grace 
Blots out the children' s name. 






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1054 Zuke 22 •■ f9 > i" m. 

WAS on that dark, that doleful night, 
When powers of earth and hell arose 
Against the Son of God's delight, 
And friends betrayed him to his foes. 

Before the mournful scene began, 
He took the bread, and blessed, and brake ; 

What love through all his actions ran ! 
What wondrous words of grace he spake ! 

"This is my body, broke for sin ; 

Receive and eat the living food : " 
Then took the cup, and blessed the wine ; 

" 'T is the new covenant in my blood." 

"Do this," he cried, "till time shall end, 

In memory of your dying Friend ; 
Meet at my table, and record 

The love of your departed Lord." 

Jesus, thy feast we celebrate ; 

We show thy death, we sing thy name, 
Till thou return, and we shall eat 

The marriage supper of the Lamb. 



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JESUS, bruised and wounded more 
Than bursted grape, or bread of wheat, 
The Life of life within our souls, 
The cup of our salvation sweet ! 

We come to show thy dying hour, 
Thy streaming vein, thy broken flesh ; 

And still that blood is warm to save, 
And still thy fragrant wounds are fresh. 

O Heart, that with a double tide 

Of blood and water, maketh pure ! 
O Flesh, once offered on the cross, 

The gift that makes our pardon sure ! 



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4 Lot nevermore our sinful souls 

The anguish of thy cross renew ; 
Nor forge again the cruel nails 
That pierced thy victim body through ! 

5 Come, Bread of heaven, to feed our souls, 

And with thee, Jesus enter in ! 
Come, Wine of God ! and as we drink, 
His precious blood wash out our sin ! 



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A T thy command, our dearest Lord, 
^-jl. Here we attend thy dying feast ; 
Thy blood, like wine, adorns thy board, 

And thine own flesh feeds every guest. 

2 Our faith adores thy bleeding love, 

And trusts for life in One that died ; 
We hope for heavenly crowns above 
From a Redeemer crucified. 

3 Let the vain world pronounce it shame, 

And fling their scandals on the cause ; 
We come to boast our Saviour s name, 
And make our triumphs in his cross. 

4 With joy we tell the scoffing age. 

He that was dead has left his tomb ; 
He lives above their utmost rage, 
And we are waiting; till He come. 



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1057 Gal.e.U. Z. 

I ! the sweet wonders of that cross 
Where my Redeemer loved and died ! 
Her noblest life my spirit draws 
From his dear wounds, and bleeding side. 

I would forever speak his name 
In sounds to mortal ears unknown ; 

With angels join to praise the Lamb, 
And worship at his Father 1 s throne. 



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1058 z.m. 

LOKD, I am thine, entirely thine, 
Purchased and saved by blood divine ! 
With full consent thine I would be, 
And own thy sovereign right in me. 

2 Grant one poor sinner more a place, 
Among the children of thy grace ; 
.V wretched sinner, lost to God, 
But ransomed by Immanuers blood. 

3 Thine would I live, thine would I die, 
Be thine through all eternity ; 
The vow is passed beyond repeal ; 
Now will I set the solemn seal. 

4 Here at that cross where flows the blood 
That bought my guilty soul for God ; 
Thee, my new Master, now I call, 
And consecrate to thee my all. 

5 Do thou assist a feeble worm, 
The great engagement to perform ; 
Thy grace can full assistance lend, 
And on that grace I dare depend. 



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Y gracious Lord, I own thy right 
To every service I can pay, 
And call it my supreme delight 
To hear thy dictates and obey. 

2 What is my being, but for thee, 
Its sure support, its noblest end ? 

Thine ever-smiling face to see, 

And serve the cause of such a Friend. 

3 I would not breathe for worldly joy, 
Or to increase my worldly good ; 

Nor future days nor powers employ 
To spread a sounding name abroad. 



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4 'Tis to my Saviour I would live, 

To him who for my ransom died : 
Nor could the bowers of Eden give 
Such bliss as blossoms at his side. 

5 His work my hoary age shall bless, 

When youthful vigor is no more ; 
And my last hour of life confess 
His dying love, his saving power. 

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E pray thee, wounded Lamb of God, 
Cleanse us in thy atoning blood ; 
Grant us by faith to view thy cross, 
Then life or death is gain to us. 

Take our poor hearts, and let them be 
Forever closed to all but thee ; 
Seal thou our breasts, and let us wear 
That pledge of love forever there. 

FEED by faith on Christ ; my bread, 
His body broken on the tree ; 
I live in him, my living Head, 
Who died, and rose again for me. 

2 This be my joy and comfort here, 
This pledge of future glory mine : 

Jesus, in spirit now appear, 

And break the bread, and pour the wine. 

3 From thy dear hand, may I receive 
The tokens of thy dying love, 

And, while I feast on earth, believe 
That I shall feast with thee above. 

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RAW near, O Holy Dove, draw near, 
With peace and gladness on thy wing ; 
Reveal the Saviour' s presence here, 
And light, and life, and comfort bring. 



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2 "Eat, O my friends— drink, beloved I" 
We hear the Master's voice exclaim : 

Our hearts with new desire are moved, 
And kindled with a heavenly flame. 

3 No room for doubt, no room for dread, 
Nor tears, nor groans, nor anxious sighs ; 

We do not mourn a Saviour dead, 
But hail him living in the skies 

4 While this we do, remembering thee, 
Dear Saviour, let our graces prove 

We have thy blessed company, 
Thy banner over us is love. 

H, happy day that fixed my choice 
On thee, my Saviour, and my God ! 
Well may this glowing heart rejoice, 
And tell its raptures all abroad. 



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2 Oh, happy bond, that seals my vows 

To him who merits all my love ! 
Let cheerful anthems fill his house, 
While to that sacred shrine I move. 

3 'Tis done ; the great transaction's done ; 

I am my Lord's, and he is mine ; 
He drew me, and I followed on, 
Charmed to confess the voice divine. 

4 Now rest, my long-divided heart ! 

Fixed on this blissful centre, rest ; 
Here have I found a nobler part, 

Here heavenly pleasures till my breast. 

5 High heaven, that hears the solemn vow, 

That vow renewed shall daily hear ; 
Till, in life' s latest hour, I bow, 
And bless in death a bond so dear. 



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at tlie Lamb' s great paschal feast, 
Arrayed in blood- washed robes, we sing : 
Through the Red Sea in safety brought, 
By Jesus, our immortal King. 

Jesus, from the death of sin 
Keep us, we pray : so shalt thou be 

The everlasting paschal joy, 
Of all the souls new born in thee. 

1065 l>kii.S:7-fO. Z.Jf. 

TO more, my God ! I boast no more 
Of all the duties I have done ; 

1 quit the hopes I held before, 
To trust the merits of thy Son. 

2 Xow, for the love I bear his name, 

"What was my gain, I count my loss ; 
My former pride I call my shame, 
And nail my glory to his cross. 

3 Yes, — and I must, and will esteem 

All things but loss for Jesus' sake ; 
Oh ! may my soul be found in him, 
And of his righteousness partake. 

4 The best obedience of my hands 

Dares not appear before thy throne ; 
But faith can answer thy demands, 
By pleading what my Lord has done. 

1066 ■* ^ 

TO Jesus, our exalted Lord, 
That name in heaven and earth adored, 
Fain would our hearts and voices raise 
A cheerful song of sacred praise. 

2 But all the notes which mortals know, 
Are weak, and languishing, and low ; 
Far, far above our humble songs, 
The theme demands immortal tongues. 



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3 Yet whilst around his board we meet, 
And worship at his sacred feet, 
OJi, let our warm affections move, 
In glad return of grateful love. 

1067 z.m. 

HERE let us see thy face, O Lord, 
And view salvation with our eyes, 
And taste and feel the living Word, 
The Bread descending from the skies. 

2 Thou hast prepared this dying Lamb, 

Hast set his blood before our face, 
To teach the terrors of thy name, 
And show the wonders of thy grace. 

3 Jesus, our Light ! our Morning-star ! 

Shine thou on nations yet unknown ; 
The glory of thy people here, 
And joy of spirits near thy throne. 



1068 ****■ ** •• s - L * Jf - 

MY God, and is thy table spread. 
And doth thy cup with love o'erflow \ 
Thither be all thy children led, 
And let them all thy sweetness know. 

2 Hail, sacred Feast, which Jesus makes, 

Rich banquet of his flesh and blood ! 
Thrice happy he, who here partakes 
That sacred stream, that heavenly food. 

3 Oh, let thy table honored be, 

And furnished well with joyous guests ; 
And may each soul salvation see, 
That here its sacred pledges tastes. 

4 To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 

One God, whom heaven and earth adore. 
From men, and from the angel-host, 
Be praise and glory evermore ! 



588 CJi u:R c #- 

1069 L "tc ?2 • **- c. m 

ACCORDING to thy gracious word, 
- In meek humility, 
This will I do, my dying Lord, 
I will remember thee. 

2 Thy body, broken for my sake, 

My bread from heaven shall be ; 
Thy testamental cup I take, 
And thus remember thee. 

3 G-ethsemane can I forget ? 

Or there thy conflict see, 
Thine agony and bloody sweat, 
And not remember thee ? 

4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes, 

And rest on Calvary, 
Lamb of God, my sacrifice ! 
I must remember thee : — 

5 Remember thee, and all thy pains 

And all thy love to me ; 
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains, 
"Will I remember thee. 

6 And when these failing lips grow dumb, 

And mind and memory flee, 
When thou shalt in thy kingdom come, 
Then, Lord, remember me I 

1070 *»** 

JESUS, at whose supreme command, 
We now approach to God, 
Before us in thy vesture stand, 
Thy vesture dipped in blood. 

2 Now, Saviour, now thyself reveal, 
And make thy nature known ; 
Affix thy blessed Spirit's seal, 
And stamp us for thine own. 



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3 Obedient to thy gracious word, 

We break the hallowed bread. 
Commemorate our dying Lord', 
And trust on thee to feed. 

4 The cup of blessing, blest by thee, 

Let it thy blood impart ; 
The broken bread thy body be, 
To cheer each languid heart. 

.071 C.M. 

OPPREST with noon-day's scorching heat, 
To yonder cross I flee ; 
Beneath its shelter take my seat : 
No shade like this for me ! 

2 Beneath that cross clear waters burst — 

A fountain sparkling free ; 
And there I quench my desert thirst : 
No spring like this for me ! 

3 A stranger here, I pitch my tent 

Beneath this spreading tree ; 
Here shall my pilgrim life be spent : 
No home like this for me ! 

4 For burdened ones a resting-place, 

Beside that cross I see ; 
I here cast off my weariness : 
No rest like this for me ! 

[072 Jer.3*:3. CM. 

HOW sweet and awful is the place, 
With Christ within the doors, 
TThile everlasting love displays 
The choicest of her stores ! 

2 While all our hearts, and all our songs, . 
Join to admire the feast, 
Each of us cries, with thankful tongue, — 
" Lord, why was I a guest ? 



590 



r // r 7,' rjf. 



3 " Why was I made to hear thy voice, 

And enter while there's room, 
When thousands make a wretched choice, 
And rather starve than come \ " 

4 'T was the same love that spread the feast, 

That sweetly drew us in ; 
Else we had still refused to taste, 
And perished in our sin. 

5 Pity the nations, O our God ! 

Constrain the earth to come ; 
Send thy victorious word abroad, 
And bring the strangers home. 

1073 c.. 

PREPARE us, Lord, to view thy cross, 
Who all our griefs hast borne ; 
To look on thee, whom we have pierced, 
To look on thee, and mourn. 

2 While thus we mourn, we would rejoice, 
And, as thy cross we see, 
Let each exclaim in faith and hope— 
" The Saviour died for me ! " 



1074 c, 

^ TOGETHER with these symbols, Lord 
Thy blessed self impart ; 
And let thy holy flesh and blood 
Feed the believing heart. 

2 Let us from all our sins be washed 

In thy atoning blood ; 
And let thy Spirit be the seal 
That we are born of God 

3 Come, Holy Ghost, with Jesus' love, 

Prepare us for this feast ; 
Oh, let us banquet with our Lord, 
And lean upon his breast. 






') CM. 

IF human kindness meets return, 
And owns the grateful tie ; 
If tender thoughts within us burn, 
To feel a friend is nigh ; — 

2 Oh, shall not warmer accents tell 

The gratitude we owe 
To him, who died our fears to quell — 
Who bore our guilt and woe ! 

3 While yet in anguish he surveyed 

Those pangs he would not flee, 
What love his latest words displayed, — 
" Meet and remember me ! " 

4 Remember thee — thy death, thy shame, 

Our sinful hearts to share ! — 
O memory ! leave no other name 
But his recorded there. 

Luke 28 .■ S3. 7s. 

WHEN on Sinai's top I see 
God descend, in majesty, 
To proclaim his holy law, 
All my spirit sinks with awe. 

2 When, in ecstacy sublime, 
Tabor' s glorious steep I climb, 
At the too transporting light, 
Darkness rushes o'er my sight, 

3 When on Calvary I rest, 
God, in flesh made manifest, 
Shines in my Redeemer's face, 
Full of beauty, truth, and grace. 

4 Here I would forever stay, 
Weep and gaze my soul away ; 
Thou art heaven on earth to me, 
Lovely, mournful Calvary ! 



5 Q2 CHURCH. \ 

1077 Jokn21:l7. V 

ARK ! my soul ! it is the Lord ; 



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Tis thy Saviour — hear his word ; 
Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee, 
"Say, poor sinner, lovest thou me? 

2 " I delivered thee when bound, 

And when bleeding, healed thy wound : 
Sought thee wandering, set thee right, 
Turned thy darkness into light. 

3 "Can a woman's tender care 
Cease toward the child she bare \ 
Yes, she may forgetful be, 

Yet will I remember thee. 

4 "Mine is an unchanging love, 
Higher than the heights above ; 
Deeper than the depths beneath — 
Free and faithful — strong as death. 

5 "Thou shalt see my glory soon, 
When the work of grace is done ; 
Partner of my throne shalt be ! 
Say, poor sinner ! lovest thou me % " 

6 Lord ! it is my chief complaint, 7 
That my love is weak and faint ; 

Yet I love thee, and adore ; — 
Oh ! for grace to love thee more. 

1078 HMtkt8te. 7s 

PEOPLE of the living God, 
I have sought the world around, 
Paths of sin and sorrow trod, 
Peace and comfort nowhere found. 

2 Now to you my spirit turns — 
Turns, a fugitive unblest ; 
Brethren, where your altar burns, 
Oh, receive me into rest ! 



3 Lonely I no longer roam, 

Like the cloud, tlie wind, the wave : 
Where you dwell shall be my home, 
Where you die shall be my grave ; 

4 Mine the God whom you adore, 

Your Redeemer shall be mine ; 
Earth can fill my soul no more, 
Every idol I resign. 

1079 7s. 

BREAD of heaven ! on thee we feed, 
For thy flesh is meat indeed : 
Ever let our souls be fed 
With this true and living bread ! 

2 Vine of heaven ! thy blood supplies 
This blest cup of sacrifice : 

Lord ! thy wounds our healing give, 
To thy cross we look and live. 

3 Day by day with strength supplied, 
Through the life of him who died : 
Lord of life ! oh, let us be 
Rooted, grafted, built on thee ! 

1080 ?Cor. 5: 7. ?*. 

T the Lamb's high feast we sing, 



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Praise to our victorious King, 



Who hath washed ns in the tide, 
Flowing from his wounded side. 

Where the Paschal blood is poured, 
Death's dark angel sheathes Ms sword ; 
Israel's hosts triumphant go 
Through the wave that drowns the foe. 

Christ, our Paschal Lamb, is slain, 
Holy victim, without stain ; 
Death and hell defeated lie, 
Heaven unfolds its gates on high. 



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CJSL i 'A' C II. 



4 Hymns of glory and of praise, 
Father, unto thee we raise ; 
Risen Lord, all praise to thee, 
With the Spirit ever be. 

1081 John 17: 9. 7s. 

THINE forever ! God of love, 
Hear us from thy throne above ! 
Thine forever may we be, 
Here, and in eternity ! 

2 Thine forever ! oh, how blest 
They who find in thee their rest ! 
Saviour, Guardian, heavenly Friend, 
Oh, defend us to the end ! 

3 Thine forever ! Saviour, keep 
These thy frail and trembling sheep ; 
Safe alone beneath thy care, 

Let us all thy goodness share. 

4 Thine forever ! thou our Guide, — 
All our wants by thee supplied, — 
All our sins by thee forgiven, — 
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heaven ! 



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1082 7s. 

ESUS, Master ! hear me now, 
While I would renew my vow, 
And record thy dying love ; 
Hear, and help me from above. 

Feed me, Saviour, with this bread, 
Broken in thy body' s stead ; 
Cheer my spirit with this wine, 
Streaming like that blood of thine. 

And as now I eat and drink, 
Let me truly, sweetly think, 
Thou didst hang upon the tree, 
Broken, bleeding, there — for me ! 



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1083 7S, Gl. 

ROCK of Ages, cleft for me ! 
Let me hide myself in thee ; 
Let the water and the blood, 
From thy wounded side that flowed, 
Be of sin the double cure ; 
Cleanse me from its guilt and power. 

2 Not the labor of my hands 
Can fulfill the law's demands ; 
Could my zeal no respite know, 
Could my tears forever flow, 
All for sin could not atone, 
Thou must save, and thou alone. 

3 Nothing in my hand I bring, 
Simply to thy cross I cling ; 
Naked, come to thee for dress, 
Helpless, look to thee for grace ; 
Vile, I to the fountain fly, 
Wash me, Saviour, or I die ! 

4 While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When my eyelids close in death, 
When I soar to worlds unknown, 
See thee on thy judgment-throne, 
Rock of Ages, cleft for me ! 

Let me hide myself in thee. 

1084 7s, 6i. 

FROM the cross uplifted high, 
Where the Saviour deigns to die, 
What melodious sounds we hear, 
Bursting on the ravished ear ! — 
" Love's redeeming work is done — 
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 



S96 church. 

2 " Sprinkled now with blood the throne- 
Why beneath thy burdens groan % 
On my pierced bod}' laid, 
Justice owns the ransom paid — 
Bow the knee, and kiss the Son- 
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 



3 " Spread for thee, the festal board 
See with richest bounty stored ; 
To thy Father' s bosom pressed, 
Thou shalt be a child confessed, 
Never from his house to roam ; 
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 

4 " Soon the days of life shall end — 
Lo, I come — your Saviour, Friend ! 
Safe your spirit to convey 

To the realms of endless day, 

Up to my eternal home — 

Come and welcome, sinner, come!" 



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1085 7s, 6t. 

E who in these courts are found, 
Listening to the joyful sound, — 
Lost and helpless, as ye are, 
Sons of sorrow, sin, and care, — 
Glorify the King of kings, 
Take the peace the gospel brings. 



2 Turn to Christ your longing eyes, 
View his bleeding sacrifice ; 
See in him your sins forgiven, 
Pardon, holiness, and heaven : 
Glorify the King of kings, 
Take the peace the gospel brings. 



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1086 7*, oi. 

ON of God ! to thee I cry : 
By the holy mystery 
Of thy dwelling here on earth, 
By thy pure and holy birth, 
Hear, oh, hear my lowly plea ! 
Manifest thyself to me ! 

2 Lamb of God ! to thee I cry : 
By thy bitter agony, 

By thy pangs to ns unknown, 
By thy spirit' s parting groan, 
Hear, oh, hear my lowly plea : 
Manifest thyself to me ! 

3 Lord of glory, God most high ! 
Man exalted to the sky ! 
With thy love my bosom fill, 
Prompt me to perform thy will : 
Then thy glory I shall see — 
Thou wilt bring me home to thee. 

1087 7s, a. 

BLESSED Saviour ! thee I love, 
All my other joys above ; 
All my hopes in thee abide, 
Thou my hope, and naught beside : 
Ever let my glory be, 
Only, only, only thee. 

2 Once again beside the cross, 
All my gain I count but loss ; 
Earthly pleasures fade away, — 
Clouds they are that hide my day : 
Hence, vain shadows ! let me see 
Jesus crucified for me. 



598 ciriraci?. 



Blessed Saviour ! thine am I, 
Thine to live, and thine to die ; 
Height or depth, or earthly power, 
Ne'er shall hide my Saviour more: 
Ever shall my glory be, 
Only, only, only thee ! 



1088 ' Cor * <' • *»• 7s, G I, 

MANY centuries have fled 
Since our Saviour broke the bread, 
And this sacred feast ordained. 
Ever by his church retained : 
Those his body who discern, 
Thus shall meet till his return. 



2 Through the churches' long eclipse, 
When, from priest or pastors lips, 
Truth divine was never heard, — 
Mid the famine of the word. 
Still these symbols witness gave 
To his love who died to save. 



All who bear the Saviours name, 
Here their common faith proclaim ; 
Though diverse in tongue or rite, 
Here, one body we unite ; 
Breaking thus one mystic bread, 
Members of one common Head. 



Come, the blessed emblems share, 
Which the Saviour' s death declare ; 
Come, on truth immortal feed ; 
For his flesh is meat indeed : 
Saviour ! witness with the sign, 
That our ransomed souls are thine. 



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1089 8s & 7s. 

AKE my heart, Father ! take it ; 
Make and keep it all thine own ; 
Let thy Spirit melt and break it — 
This proud heart of sin and stone. 

2 Father, make me pure and lowly, 

Fond of peace and far from strife ; 
Turning from the paths unholy 
Of this vain and sinful life. 

3 Ever let thy grace surround me ; 

Strengthen me with power divine ; 
Till thy cords of love have bound me : 
Make me to be wholly thine. 

4 May the blood of Jesus heal me, 

And my sins be all forgiven ; 
Holy Spirit, take and seal me, 
Guide me in the path to heaven. 

1090 Mali. 27.' 36. 8s&7s, 

SWEET the moments, rich in blessing, 
Which before the cross we spend ; 
Life, and health, and peace possessing, 
From the sinner' s dying Friend. 

2 Truly blessed is this station, 

Low before his cross to lie, 
While we see divine compassion, 
Beaming in his gracious eye. 

3 Love and grief our hearts dividing, 

With our tears his feet we bathe 
Constant still, in faith abiding, 
Life deriving from his death. 

4 For thy sorrows we adore thee, 

For the pains that wrought our peace ; 
Gracious Saviour ! we implore thee 
In our souls thy love increase. 



COO cursor. 

5 Here we feel our sins forgiven, 

While urjon the Lamb we gaze ; 
And our thoughts are all of heaven, 
And our lips o'erflow with praise. 

6 Still in ceaseless contemplation, 

Fix our hearts and eyes on thee, 
Till we taste thy full salvation, 
And, unvailed, thy glories see. 

1091 Mail. 4 : ?9. 8s & 7s. 

JESUS calls us, o'er the tumult 
Of our life's wild, restless sea ; 
Day by day his sweet voice soundeth, 
Saying, Christian, follow me ! 

2 Jesus calls us — from the worship 

Of the vain world' s golden store ; 

From each idol that would keep us, — 

Saying, Christian, love me more ! 

3 In our joys and in our sorrows, 

Days of toil and hours of ease, 
Still he calls, in cares and pleasures, 
Christian, love me more than these ! 

4 Jesus calls us ! by thy mercies, 

Saviour, may we hear thy call ; 

Give our hearts to thy obedience, 

Serve and love thee best of all ! 

1092 8s&7s. 

JESUS, who on Calvary's mountain 
Poured thy precious blood for me, 
Wash me in its flowing fountain, 
That my soul may spotless be. 

2 I have sinned, but oh, restore me ! 
For unless thou smile on me, 
Dark is all the world before me, 
Darker yet eternity. 



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3 In thy woid I hear fchee savin--. 

Come and I will give you rest ; 
Now the gracious call obeying, 

See, I hasten to thy breast. 

4 Grant, oh, grant thy Spirit' s teaching, 

That I may not go astray, 
Till the gate of heaven reaching, 
Earth and sin are passed away. 

1093 Cant.2;l. 8s 6 7*. 

JESUS spreads his banner o'er us, 
Cheers our famished souls with food ; 
He the banquet spreads before us, 
Of his mystic flesh and blood. 

2 Precious banquet ; bread of heaven ; 

Wine of gladness, flowing free ; 
May we taste it, kindly given, 
In remembrance, Lord, of thee ! 

3 In thy trial, and rejection ; 

In thy sufferings on the tree ; 
In thy glorious resurrection ; 
May we, Lord, remember thee. 

1094 8s&7s. 

"TTTHILE in sweet communion feeding 
V V On this earthly bread and wine, 

Saviour, may we see thee bleeding 
On the cross, to make us thine. 

2 Though unseen, now be thou near us, 

With the still small voice of love ; 
Whispering words of peace to cheer us — 
Every doubt and fear remove. 

3 Bring before us all the story, 

Of thy life, and death of woe ; 
And, with hopes of endless glory, 
Wean our hearts from all below. 

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1095 8s <£• 7s. 

FROM the table now retiring, 
Which for us the Lord hath spread, 
May our souls, refreshment finding, 
Grow in all things like our Head ! 

2 His example while beholding, 

May our lives his image bear ; 

Him our Lord and Master calling, 

His commands may we revere. 

3 Love to God and man displaying, 

Walking steadfast in his way, 
Joy attend us in believing, 

Peace from God, through endless day. 

4 Praise and honor to the Father, 

Praise and honor to the Son, 
Praise and honor to the Spirit, 
Ever Three and ever One. 



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1096 7s&6s,2>. 

SACRED Head, now wounded, 
With grief and shame weighed down, 
Now scornfully surrounded 

With thorns, thine only crown ; 
O sacred Head, what glory, 

What bliss, till now was thine ! 
Yet, though despised and gory, 
I joy to call thee mine. 

What thou, my Lord, hast suffered 

Was all for sinners' gain : 
Mine, mine was the transgression, 

But thine the deadly pain • 
Lo, here I fall, my Saviour ! 

'Tis I deserve thy place ; 
Look on me with thy favor, 

Vouchsafe to me thy grace. 



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The joy can ne'er be spoken, 

Above all joys beside, 
When in thy body broken 

I thus with safety hide : 
My Lord of life, desiring 

Thy glory now to see, 
Beside thy cross expiring, 

I'd breathe my soul to thee. 



What language shall I borrow, 

To praise thee, heavenly Friend : 
For this, thy dying sorrow, 

Thy pity without end ( 
Lord, make me thine forever, 

Nor let me faithless prove : 
Oh ! let me never, never, 

Abuse such dying love. 



Forbid that I should leave thee ; 

O Jesus, leave not me ! 
By faith I would receive thee ; 

Thy blood can make me free : 
When strength and comfort languish, 

And I must hence depart, 
Release me then from anguish, 

By thine own wounded heart. 



Be near when I am dying, 

Oh ! show thy cross to me ! 
And for my succor flying, 

Come, Lord, to set me free ! 
These eyes, new faith receiving, 

From Jesus shall not move ; 
For he who dies believing, 

Dies safely — through thy love. 



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1097 7*&6*,i>. 

LAMB of God ! still keep me 
Near to thy wounded side ; 
'T is only there in safety 

And peace I can abide ! 
What foes and snares surround me ! 

What doubts and fears within ! 
The grace that sought and found me, 
Alone can keep me clean. 

2 'Tis only in thee hiding, 

I feel my life secure — 
Only in thee abiding, 

The conflict can endure : 
Thine arm the victory gaineth, 

O'er every hateful foe ; 
Thy love my heart sustainetli 

In all its care and woe. 

3 Soon shall my eyes behold thee, 

With rapture, face to face ; 
One half hath not been told me 

Of all thy power and grace : 
Thy beauty, Lord, and glory. 

The wonders of thy love, 
Shall be the endless story 

Of all thy saints above. 

1098 7s&es,2> t 

"TTTHEX human hopes all wither, 

\ \ And friends no aid supply, 
Then whither, Lord, ah ! whither 
Can turn my straining eye \ 

'Mid storms of grief still rougher, 

'Midst darker, deadlier shade. 
That cross where thou didst suffer, 

On Calvary was displayed. 



LOSS'S 8 r ■/>/> /.'■/.*. qq£ 

2 On that my gaze T fasten, 

My refuge that 1 make ; 
Though sorely thou may'st chasten, 

Thou never canst forsake : 
Thou, on that cross didst languish, 

Ere glory crowned thy head ! 
And I, through death and anguish, 

Must be to glory led. 

1099 J°** <~ • i ■;■ 7s d- 6s, 3). 

"HP IS not that I did choose thee, 
X For, Lord ! that could not be ; 
This heart would still refuse thee ; 

But thou hast chosen me ; — 
Hast, from the sin that stained me, 

Washed me and set me free, 
And to this end ordained me, 
That I should live to thee. 

2 'Twas sovereign mercy called me, 

And taught my opening mind ; 
The world had else enthralled me 

To heavenly glories blind. 
My heart owns none above thee ; 

For thy rich grace I thirst : 
This knowing, — if I love thee, 

Thou must have loved me first. 

1100 ' *«"• ' •• * *• Ss d ' ?*> ®' 

COME, thou Fount of every blessing, 
Tune my heart to sing thy grace ; 
Streams of mercy, never erasing, 

Call for songs of loudest praise ; 
Teach me some melodious sonnet, 

Sung by flaming tongues above ; 
Praise the mount— I'm fixed upon it ! — 
Mount of thy redeeming love. 



CO 6 CHCftCH. 

2 Here I '11 raise mine Ebenezer ; 

Hither by thy help I'm come ; 
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, 

Safely to arrive at home. 
Jesus sought me when a stranger, 

Wandering from the fold of God ; 
He, to rescue me from danger, 

Interposed his precious "blood. 



3 Oh, to grace how great a debtor 

Daily I'm constrained to be ! 
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, 

Bind my wandering heart to thee ; 
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it ; 

Prone to leave the God I love ; 
Here ' s my heart ; oh, take and seal it ; 

Seal it for thy courts above. 

1101 8sJ7s,2>. 

"TT^HEX I view my Saviour bleeding, 

V V For my sins, upon the tree ; 
Oil. how wondrous ! — how exceeding 

Great his love appears to me ! 
Floods of deep distress and anguish, 

To impede his labors, came : 
Yet they all could not extinguish. 

Love' s eternal, burning flame. 

2 Now redemption is completed, 

Full salvation is procured ; 
Death and Satan are defeated, 

By the sufferings he endured. 
Now the gracious Mediator, 

Eisen to the courts of bliss, 
Ciaims for me. a sinful creature. 

Pardon, righteousness, and peace ! 



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3 Sure such infinite affection 

Lays the highest claim to mine ; 
All my powers, without exception, 

Should in fervent praises join. 
Jesus, fit me for thy service ; 

Form me for thyself alone ; 
I am thy most costly purchase, — 

Take possession of thine own. 

1102 / Oor, 5 : 7. Ss <£• 7s, Z>. 

PASCHAL Lamb, by God appointed, 
All our sins on thee were laid ; 
By almighty love anointed, 

Thou hast full atonement made ; 
All thy people are forgiven, 

Through the virtue of thy blood ; 
Opened is the gate of heaven ; 
Peace is made 'twixt man and God. 

1103 / °° r ' /y •" 2G - *?*• 

OTHOU who hast died to redeem us from hell, 
These signs hast thou left, of thy kindness to tell ; 
The bread we have broken, the cup we have blessed, 
Still speak of thy death, our Atonement and Priest. 

2 We drink of the wine, remembering thy blood 
Once shed to redeem all the chosen of God — 
Oh, come the blest day, when to us 'twill be given, 
To drink of it new in the kingdom of heaven ! 

1104 John *l ■' *s- lf s * 

COME, Jesus, Redeemer, abide thou with me; 
Come, gladden my spirit that waiteth for thee ; 
Thy smile every shadow shall chase from my heart, 
And soothe every sorrow though keen be the smart. 

2 Without thee but weakness, with thee I am strong ; 
By day thou shalt lead me, by night be my song ; 
Though dangers surround me, I still every fear, 
Since thou, the Most Mighty, my Helper, art near. 



608 cue Km. 

3 Thy love, oh, how faithful I so tender, so pure \ 
Thy promise, faith's anchor, how steadfast and sur 
That love, like sweet sunshine, my cold heart can warm. 
That promise make steady my soul in the storm. 

4 Breathe, breathe on my spirit, oft ruffled, thy peace : 
From restless, vain wishes, bid thou my heart cease ; 
In thee all its longings henceforward shall end. 

Till, glad, to thy presence my soul shall ascend. 

5 Oh, then, blessed Jesus, who once for me died, 
Made clean in the fountain that gushed from thy side, 
I shall see thy full glory, thy face shall behold, 

And praise thee with raptures forever untold ! 



U05 f Cor. 12: 27. S.Jf. 

,EAE, Saviour ! we are thine, 
By everlasting bands ; 
Our hearts, our souls, we would resign 
Entirely to thy hands. 



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2 To thee we still would cleave 

With ever-growing zeal ; 
If millions tempt us Christ to leave, 
Oh, let them ne'er prevail ! 

3 Thy Spirit shall unite 

Our souls to thee, our Head , 
Shall form in us thine image bright, 
And teach thy paths to tread. 

4 Death may our souls divide 

From these abodes of clay ; 
But love shall keep us near thy side, 
Through all the gloomy way. 

5 Since Christ and we are one, 

Why should we doubt or fear I 
If he in heaven has fixed his throne. 
He 'll fix his members there. 



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1106 Mall. 26 : .70. S. . )/. 

PARTING hymn we sing, 
Around thy table, Lord, 
Again our grateful tribute bring, 
Our solemn vows record. 



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2 Here have we seen thy face, 

And felt thy presence here, 
So may the savor of thy grace 
In word and life appear. 

3 The purchase of thy blood — 

By sin no longer led — 
The path our dear Redeemer trod 
May we rejoicing tread. 

4 In self-forgetting love 

Be our communion shown, 
Until we join the church above, 
And know as we are known. 

1107 *<*» * • *&• s - Jf - 

ATOT all the blood of beasts, 
-1-N On Jewish altars slain, 
Could give the guilty conscience peace, 
Or wash away the stain. 

2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 

Takes all our sins away — 
A sacrifice of nobler name, 
And richer blood than they. 

3 My faith would lay her hand 

On that dear head of thine, 
"While like a penitent I stand, 
And there confess my sin. 

4 My soul looks back to see 

The burdens thou didst bear 
When hanging on the cursed tree, 
And hopes her guilt was there. 



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Believing, we rejoice 

To see the curse remove ; 
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice, 



And sing his bleeding love. 

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JESUS, we thus obey 
Thy last and kindest word, 
And in thine own appointed way 
We come to meet thee, Lord ! 

2 Thus we remember thee, 

And take this bread and wine 
As thine own dying legacy, 
And our redemption' s sign. 

3 Thy presence makes the feast ; 

Now let our spirits feel 
The glory not to be expressed, — 
The joy unspeakable ! 

4 With high and heavenly bliss 

Thou dost our spirits cheer ; 
Thy house of banqueting is this, 
And thou hast brought us here. 

5 Now let our souls be fed 

With manna from above, 
And over us thy banner spread 
Of everlasting love. 

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JESUS invites his saints 
To meet around his board ; 
Here pardoned rebels sit, and hold 
Communion with their Lord. 



2 This holy bread and wine 

Maintain our fainting breath, 
By union with our living Lord, 
And interest in his death. 



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3 Our heavenly Father calls 

Christ and his members one ; 
We, the young children of his love, 
And he, the first-born Son. 

4 Let all our powers be joined, 

His glorious name to raise ; 
Pleasure and love fill every mind, 
And every voice be praise. 

5 To God, the Father, Son, 

And Spirit, glory be, 
As was, and is, and shall remain 
Through all eternity I 

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BLEST feast of love divine ! 
'Tis grace that makes us free 
To feed upon this bread and wine, 
In memory, Lord, of thee ! 

2 That blood which flowed for sin, 

In symbol here we see, 
And feel the blessed pledge within, 
That Ave are loved of thee. 

3 Oh, if this glimpse of love 

Be so divinely sweet, 
What will it be, O Lord, above, 
Thy gladdening smile to meet ! 

4 To see thee face to face, 

Thy perfect likeness wear, 
And all thy ways of wondrous grace, 
Through endless years declare ! 

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FOREVER here my rest shall be, 
Close to thy bleeding side ; 
This all my hope, and all my plea, — 
For me the Saviour died. 



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2 My dying Saviour, and my God, 

Fountain tor guilt and .sin, 
Sprinkle me ever with thy blood, 
And cleanse and keep me clean. 

3 The atonement of thy "blood apply, 

Till faith to sight improve ; 
Till hope in full fruition die, 
And all my soul be love. 

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SAVIOUR of our ruined race, 
Fountain of redeeming grace, 
Let us now thy fullness see, 
While we here converse with thee ; 
Hearken to our ardent prayer, — 
Let us all thy blessing share. 

2 While we thus, with glad accord 
Meet around thy table. Lord. 
Bid us feast with joy divine, 

On the appointed bread and wine : 
Emblems may they truly prove, 
Of our Saviour's bleeding love. 

3 Weak, un worth}', sinful, vile, 
Yet we seek thy heavenly smile : 
Canst thou all our sins forgive ! 
Dost thou bid us look and live i 
Lord, we wonder and adore ! 
Oh, for grace to love thee more I 

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LORD, may the spirit of this feast — 
The earnest of thy love — 
Maintain a dwelling in our breast. 
Until we meet above. 



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2 The healing sense of ^nidoiK^l sin. 

The hope thai never tires, 
The strength a pilgrim's race to avid, 
The joy that heaven inspires : 

3 Still may their light our duties trace 

In lines of hallowed flame, 
Like that upon the prophet's face, 
When from the mount he came 

4 But if no more with kindred dear 

The broken bread we share, 
Kor at the banquet-board appear, 
To breathe the grateful prayer ; 

5 Forget us not, — when on the bed 

Of dire disease we waste. 
Or to the chambers of the dead, 
And bar of judgment haste ! 

G Forget not, — thou who bore the woe 
Of Calvary's fatal tree, — 
Those who within these courts below 
Have thus remembered thee. 

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ALL praise to Him of Nazareth ! 
- The Holy One who came, 
For love of man, to die a death 
Of agony and shame ! 

2 Dark was the grave ; but when he lay 

Within its dreary cell, 
The beams of heaven's eternal day 
Upon its threshold fell. 

3 He grasped the iron vail, he drew 

Its gloomy folds aside, 
And opened to his followers' view 
The glorious world they hide. 



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4 In tender memory of his grave 

The mystic bread we take, 
And mnse upon the life he gave 
So freely for our sake. 

5 A boundless love he bore mankind ; 

Oh, may at least a part 
Of that strong love descend and find 
A place in every heart ! 

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LORD ! at thy table I behold 
The wonders of thy grace ; 
But most of all admire that I 
Should find a welcome place. 

2 What strange surprising grace is this, 

That such a soul has room ! 
My Saviour takes me by the hand, 
My Jesus bids me come. 

3 Ye saints below, and hosts of heaven, 

Join all your praising powers ; 
No theme is like redeeming love, 
Wo Saviour is like ours. 

4 Had I ten thousand hearts, dear Lord ! 

I'd give them all to thee ; 
Had I ten thousand tongues, they all 
Should join the harmony. 



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AMB of God ! whose bleeding love 
We now recall to mind, 
Send the answer from above, 

And let us mercy find : 
Tli ink on us, who think on thee, 
Every burdened soul release ; 
Oh, remember Calvary, 
And bid us go in peace ! 



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2 By thine agonizing pain, 

And bloody sweat, wo pray — 
By thy dying love to man, 

Take all our sins away : 
Burst our bonds, and set us free, 

From all sin do thou release ; 
Oh, remember Calvary, 

And bid us go in peace ! 

3 Let thy blood, by faith applied, 

The sinners pardon seal ; 
Own us freely justified, 

And all our sickness heal : 
By thy passion on the tree, 

Let our griefs and troubles cease ; 
Oh, remember Calvary, 

And bid us go in peace ! 

H17 Mati. 20 ; 20. /OS. 

HERE, O my Lord, I see thee face to face ; 
Here would I touch and handle things unseen ; 
Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace, 
And all my weariness upon thee lean. 

2 Here would I feed upon the bread of God ; 

Here drink with thee the royal wine of heaven ; 
Here would I lay aside each earthly load, 
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven. 

3 Too soon we rise ; the symbols disappear ; 

The feast, though not the love, is passed and gone ; 
The bread and wine remove, but thou art here — 
Nearer than ever — still my Shield and Sun. 

4 Feast after feast thus comes and passes by ; 

Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above, — 
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy. 
The Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love. 



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E FORGET thyself! Christ bade tliee come 
To think upon his love, 
"Which could reverse the sinner's doom, 

And write his name above ; 
Bid the returning rebel live, 
And freely all his sins forgive. 

2 Forget thyself ! and think what pain, 

What agony he bore, 
To wash away each guilty stain, 

To bless thee evermore : 
To fit thee for his high abode, 
The temple of the living God. 

3 Forget thyself ! but let thy soul 

With memories o' erflow, 
Rejoice in his supreme control, 

And seek his will to know : 
With thankful heart approach the feast, 
And thou wilt be a welcome guest. 

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DEAR Lord, amid the throng that pressed 
Around thee on the cursed tree, 
Some loyal, loving hearts were there, 
Some pitying eyes that wept for thee. 

2 Like them may we rejoice to own 

Our dying Lord, though crowned with thorn ; 
Like thee, thy blessed self, endure 
The cross with all its cruel scorn. 

3 Thy cross, thy lonely path below, 

Show what thy brethren all should be ; 
Pilgrims on earth, disowned by those 
Who see no beauty, Lord, in thee. 



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GARDEN of Olives, thou dear honored spot, 
The fame of thy wonders shall ne'er be forgot ; 

The theme most transporting to seraphs above ; 

The triumph of sorrow, — the triumph of love! 

2 Come, saints, and adore him ; come, bow at his feet : 
Oh, give him the glory, the praise that is meet ; 
Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise, 
And join the full chorus that gladdens the skies ! 

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HEX we, our wearied limbs to rest, 
Sat down by proud Euphrates' stream, 
We wept, with doleful thoughts oppressed, 
And Zion was our mournful theme. 

2 Our harps that, when with joy we sung, 

Were wont their tuneful parts to bear, 
With silent strings neglected hung 
On willow trees that withered there. 

3 How shall we tune our voice to sing, 

Or touch our harps with skillful hands? 
Shall hymns of joy, to God our King, 
Be sung by slaves in foreign lands \ 

4 O Salem ! our once happy seat, — 

When I of thee forgetful prove, 
Let then my trembling hand forget 
The tuneful strings with art to move. 

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r^\ REAT Shepherd of thine Israel, 
vJ Who didst between the cherubs dwell, 
And lead the tribes, thy chosen sheep, 
Safe through the desert and the deep ! 

2 Thy church is in the desert now : 

Shine from on high, and guide us through ; 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore : 
We shall be saved, and sigh no more. 



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3 Hast thou not planted with thy hand 
A lovely vine iu this our laud I 

Did nut thy power defend it round, 
And heavenly dew enrich the ground? 

4 How did the spreading branches shoot, 
And bless the nations with their fruit I 
But now, O Lord, look down and see 
Thy mourning vine, that lovely tree. 

5 Return, almighty God, return, 

Xor let thy bleeding vineyard mourn : 
Turn us to thee, thy love restore, 
We shall be saved, and sigh no more. 



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"HY, on the bending willows hung, 

Israel ! still sleeps thy tuneful string ? — 
Still mute remains thy sullen tongue, 
And Zion s sonsr denies to sing \ 



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2 Awake ! thy sweetest raptures raise ! 

Let harp and voice unite their strains : 
Thy promised King his sceptre sways ; 
Jesus, thine own Messiah, reigns ! 

3 IS"o taunting foes the song require ; 

Xo strangers mock thy captive chain ; 
But friends provoke the silent lyre, 
And brethren ask the holy strain. 

4 Kor fear thy Salem' s hill to wrong, 

If other lands thy triumph share : 
A heavenly city claims thy song ; 
A brighter Salem rises there. 

5 By foreign streams no longer roam ; 

Nor, weeping, think of Jordan's flood: 
In every clime behold a home, 
In every temple see thy God. 



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OD is the refuge of liis saints, 
_X When storms of sharp distress invade ; 
Ere we can offer our complaints, 
Behold him present with his aid. 

2 Let mountains from their seats be hurled 

Down to the deep, and buried there, 
Convulsions shake the solid world — 
Our faith shall never yield to fear. 

3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar ; 

In sacred peace our souls abide ; 
While every nation, every shore, 
Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide. 

4 There is a stream whose gentle flow 

Supplies the city of our God, 
Life, love, and joy, still gliding through, 
And watering our divine abode. 

5 That sacred stream, thine holy word, 

Our grief allays, our fear controls ; 
Sweet peace thy promises afford, 
And give new strength to fainting souls. 

6 Zion enjoys her Monarch's love, 

Secure against a threatening hour ; 
Nor can her firm foundation move, 

Built on his truth, and armed with power. 

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BEHOLD the expected time draw near, 
The shades disperse, the dawn appear ! 
Behold the wilderness assume 
The beauteous tints of Eden's bloom! 

2 Events with prophecies conspire, 
To raise our faith, our zeal to fire : 
The ripening fields, already white, 
Present a harvest to the sight. 



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3 The untaught heathen waits to know 
The joy the gospel will bestow ; 
The exiled captive, to receive 

The freedom Jesus has to give. 

4 Come, let us, with a grateful heart, 
In this "blest labor share a part ; 

Our prayers and offerings gladly bring, 
To aid the triumphs of our King. 



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SPIKIT of the living God, 
In all thy plenitude of grace, 
Where'er the foot of man hath trod, 
Descend on our apostate race. 

2 Give tongues of fire, and hearts of love, 

To preach the reconciling word ; 
Give power and unction from above, 
Where'er the joyful sound is heard. 

3 Ee darkness, at thy coming, light ; 

Confusion — order, in thy path ; 
Souls without strength, inspire with might ; 
Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 

4 Baptize the nations, far and nigh ; 

The triumphs of the cross record ; 
The name of Jesus glorify, 
Till every kindred call him Lord. 

H27 Isa.9:2. Z..lf. 

THOUGH now the nations sit beneath 
The darkness of o'erspreading death, 
God will arise with light divine, 
On Zion's holy towers to shine. 

2 That light shall shine on distant lands, 
And wandering tribes, in joyful bands, 
Shall con. >ry. Lord, to see, 

And in thy courts to worship thee. 



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3 O light of Zion, now arise ! 
Let the glad morning bless our eyes ! 
Ye nations, catch the kindling ray, 
And hail the splendors of the day. 

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GREAT God, whose universal sway 
The known and unknown worlds obey, 
Now give the kingdom to thy Son, 
Extend his power, exalt his throne. 

2 Thy sceptre well becomes his hands, 
All heaven submits to his commands ; 
His justice shall avenge the poor, 
And pride and rage prevail no more. 

3 With power lie vindicates the just, 
And treads the oppressor in the dust ; 
His worship and his fear shall last, 
Till hours, and years, and time be past. 

4 The heathen lands that lie beneath 
The shades of overspreading death, 
Revive at his first dawning light, 
And deserts blossom at the sight. 

5 The saints shall flourish in his days, 
Dressed in the robes of joy and praise ; 
Peace, like a river from his throne, 
Shall flow to nations yet unknown. 

U29 Luke l: 19. Z.M. 

ETERNAL Father ! thou hast said, 
That Christ all glory shall obtain ; 
That he who once a sufferer bled, 

Shall o'er the world, a conqueror, reign. 

2 We wait thy triumph, Saviour King ! 
Long ages have prepared thy way ; 
Now all abroad thy banner fling, 
Set Time's great battle in array. 



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3 Thy hosts are mustered to the field ; 

" The Cross ! the Cross ! " the battle-call ; 
The old grim towers of darkness yield, 
And soon shall totter to their fall. 

4 On mountain tops the watch-fires glow. 

Where scattered wide the watchmen stand ; 
Voice echoes voice, and onward flow 
The joyous shouts, from land to land. 

5 Oh, fill thy church with faith and power ! 

Bid her long night of weeping cease ; 
To groaning nations haste the hour, 
Of life and freedom, light and peace. 

6 Come, Spirit, make thy wonders known ! 

Fulfill the Father' s high decree ; 
Then earth, the might of hell overthrown, 
Shall keep her last great jubilee. 

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ASCEND thy throne, almighty King, 
- And spread thy glories all abroad ; 
Let thine own arm salvation bring, 
And be thou known the gracious God. 

2 Let millions bow before thy seat, 

Let humble mourners seek thy face, 
Bring daring rebels to thy feet, 
Subdued by thy victorious grace. 

3 Oh, let the kingdoms of the world 

Become the kingdoms of the Lord ! 
Let saints and angels praise thy name ; 
Be thou thro' heaven and earth adored. 

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FROM day to day, before our eyes, 
Grows and extends the work begun ; 
When shall the new creation rise 
O'er every land beneath the sun ( 



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2 When, iii the sabbath of his love, 

Shall God from all his labors rest ; 
And bending from his throne above, 
Again pronounce his creatures blest? 

3 As sang the morning stars of old, 

Shouted the sons of God for joy ; 
His widening reign while we behold, 

Let praise and prayer our tongues employ ; 

4 Till the redeemed in every clime, 

Yea, all that breathe, and move, and live, 
To Christ, through every age of time, 
The kingdom, power, and glory give. 

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ZION, awake ! behold the day ! 
Put on thy beautiful array ! 
Church of our God, arise and shine, 
Bright with the beams of truth divine. 

2 Soon shall thy radiance stream afar, 
Wide as the heathen nations are ; 
Gentiles and kings thy light shall view ; 
All shall admire, and love thee too. 

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LOOK from thy sphere of endless day, 
O God of mercy and of might ! 
In pity look on those who stray, 
Benighted, in this land of light. 

2 In peopled vale, in lonely glen, 

In crowded mart, by stream or sea, 
How many of the sons of men 
Hear not the message sent from thee ! 

3 Send forth thy heralds, Lord, to call 

The thoughtless young, the hardened old, 
A scattered, homeless flock, till all 
Be gathered to thy peaceful fold. 



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4 Send them thy mighty word to speak, 

Till faith shall dawn, and doubt depart, 
To awe the hold, to stay the weak, 
And hind and heal the hroken heart. 

5 Then all these wastes, a dreary scene, 

That make us sadden as we gaze, 
Shall grow with living waters green, 
And lift to heaven the voice of praise 

H34 Jsa.J?:/. .Z.J/". 

TRIUMPHANT Zion, lift thy head 
From dust, and darkness, and the dead ; 
Though humbled long, awake at length, 
And gird thee with thy Saviour s strength. 

2 Put all thy beauteous garments on, 
And let thy various charms be known : 
The world thy glories shall confess, 
Decked in the robes of righteousness. 

3 ISTo more shall foes unclean invade. 
And fill thy hallowed walls with dread ; 
No more shall hell's insulting host 
Their victory and thy sorrows boast. 

4 God, from on high, thy groans will hear ; 
His hand thy ruins shall repair ; 

Nor will thy watchful monarch cease 
To guard thee in eternal peace. 



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OYEPEIGN of worlds ! display thy power ; 
Be tills thy Zion's favored hour ; 
Bid the bright Morning Star arise, 
And point the nations to the skies. 

Set up thy throne where Satan reigns, — 
On Afrie's shore, on India's plains, 
On wild? and continents unknown, — 
And make the nations all thine own. 



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3 Speak ! and the world shall hear thy voice; 
Speak ! and the desert shall rejoice; 
Scatter the gloom of heathen night, 
And bid all nations hail the light. 



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OON may the last glad song arise 
Through all the millions of the skies — 
That song of triumph which records 
That all the earth is now the Lord's ! 

2 Let thrones and powers and kingdoms be 
Obedient, mighty God, to thee ! 

And, over land and stream and main, 
AVave thou the sceptre of thy reign ! 

3 Oh, let that glorious anthem swell, 
Let host to host the triumph tell, 
That not one rebel heart remains, 
But over all the Saviour reigns ! 

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"A /TARKED as the purpose of the skies, 
_1YJL This promise meets our anxious eyes, 
That heathen lands the Lord shall know, 
And warm with faith each bosom glow. 

2 Ev'n now the hallowed scenes appear ; 
Ev'n now unfolds the promised year ; 
Lo ! distant shores thy heralds trace, 
And bear the tidings of thy grace. 

3 'Mid burning climes and frozen plains, 
Where pagan darkness brooding reigns, 
Lord ! mark their steps, their fears subdue, 
And nerve their arm, and clear their view. 

4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail, 
Bid them the glorious future hail ; 
Bid them the crown of life survey, 
And onward urge their conquering way. 

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1138 z.m. 

YE Christian heralds ! go, proclaim 
Salvation through Immanuel's name ; 
To distant climes the tidings bear, 
And plant the Rose of Sharon there. 

2 He'll shield you with a wall of fire, 
With flaming zeal your breast inspire, 
Bid raging winds their fury cease, 
And hush the tempest into peace. 

3 And when our labors all are o'er, 
Then we shall meet to part no more, — 
Meet with the blood-bought throng, to fall, 
And crown our Jesus — Lord of all ! 

1139 z.m. 

ASSEMBLED at thy great command, 
- Before thy face, dread King, we stand ; 
The voice that marshaled every star, 
Has called thy people from afar. 

2 We meet, through distant lands to spread 
The truth for which the martyrs bled ; 
Along the line, to either pole, 

The thunder of thy praise to roll. 

3 Our prayers assist, accept our praise, 
Our hopes revive, our courage raise ; 
Our counsels aid, to each impart 
The single eye, the faithful heart. 

4 Forth with thy chosen heralds come, 
Recall the wandering spirits home ; 
From Zion' s mount send forth the sound, 
To spread the spacious earth around. 

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SUN" of righteousness, arise, 
With gentle beams on Zion shine ; 
Dispel the darkness from our eyes, 
And souls awake to life divine. 



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2 On all mound, let grace descend, 

Like heavenly dew, or copious s!io\v< i 
Tliat we may call our God our friend ; 
That we may hail salvation ours. 

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JESUS snail reign where'er the sun 
Does his successive journeys run ; 
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 

2 For him shall endless prayer be made, 
And praises throng to crown his head ; 
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise 
With every morning sacrifice. 

3 People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on his love with sweetest song ; 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on his name. 

4 Blessings abound where'er he reigns, 
The prisoner leaps to loose his chains ; 
The weary find eternal rest, 

And all the sons of want are blest. 

5 Let every creature rise, and bring 
Peculiar honors to our King : 
Angels descend with songs again, 
And earth repeat the long amen. 



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OLORD, thy work revive, 
In Zion' s gloomy hour, 
And make her dying graces live 
By thy restoring power. 

2 Awake thy chosen few 

To fervent, earnest prayer ; 
Again may they their vows renew, 
Thy blessed presence share. 



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3 Thy Spirit then will speak 

Through lips of feeble clay. 
And hearts of adamant will break, 
And rebels will obey. 

4 Lord, lend thy gracious ear ; 

Oh, listen to our cry ; 
Oh, come and bring salvation here : 
Our hopes on thee rely. 



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H, for the happy hour 
"When God will hear our cry, 
And send, with a reviving power, 
His Spirit from on high. 

2 We meet, we sing, we pray, 

We listen to the word, 
In vain ; — we see no cheering ray, 
Xo cheering voice is heard. 

3 While many crowd thy house, 

How few, around thy board. 
Meet to recount their solemn vows, 
And bless thee as their Lord ! 

4 Thou, thou alone canst give 

Thy gospel sure success ; 
Canst bid the dying sinner live 
Anew in holiness. 

5 Come, then, with power divine, 

Spirit of life and love ! 
Then shall this people all be thine, 
This church like that above. 

H44 Ser.SJ9.JS0. S.Jf. 

COME, Lord, and tarry not ! 
Bring the long-looked-for day ; 
Oh. why these years of waiting here, 
These ages of delay j 



2 Come, for thy saints still wait ; 

Daily as >ends their sigh ; 
The Spirit and the Bride say, Come! 
Dost thou not hear the cry \ 

3 Come, for creation groans, 

Impatient of thy stay, 
AY o ni out with these long years of ill, 
These ages of delay. 

4 Come, and make all tilings new, 

Build up this ruined earth, 
Restore our faded paradise, — 
Creation s second birth. 

5 Come and begin thy reign 

Of everlasting peace ; 
Come, take the kingdom to thyself, 
Great Kino; of Righteousness ! 



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THOU whom we adore ! 
To bless our earth again, 
Assume thine own almighty power, 



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2 The world's Desire and Hope, 

All power to thee is given ; 
Now set the last great empire up, 
Eternal Lord of heaven ! 

3 A gracious Saviour, thou 

Wilt all thy creatures bless ; 
And every knee to thee shall bow, 
And every tongue confess. 

4 According to thy word, 

Now be thy grace revealed ; 
And with the knowledge of the Lord, 
Let all the earth be filled. 



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LORD our God ! arise ; 
The cause of truth maintain ; 
And wide o'er all the peopled world 
Extend her blessed reign. 

Thou Prince of life ! arise, 

Nor let thy glory cease ; 
Far spread the conquests of thy grace, 

And bless the earth with peace. 

Thou Holy Ghost ! arise, 

Extend thy healing wing, 
And, o'er a dark and ruined world. 

Let light and order spring. 

All on the earth ! arise, 

To God, the Saviour sing ; 
From shore to shore, from earth to heaven, 

Let echoing anthems ring. 

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GOD of sovereign grace, 
We bow before thy throne, 
And plead, for all the human race, 
The merits of thy Son. 

2 Spread through the earth, O Lord, 

The knowledge of thy ways ; 

And let all lands with joy record 

The great Redeemer's praise. 

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COME, kingdom of our God, 
Sweet reign of light and love ! 
Shed peace, and hope, and joy abroad, 
And wisdom from above. 

2 Over our spirits first 

Extend thy healing reign ; 
There raise and quench the sacred thirst, 
That never pains again. 



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3 Come, kingdom of our God ! 

And make the broad earth thine; 
Stretch o'er her lands and isles the rod 
That flowers with grace divine. 

4 Soon may all tribes be blest 

With fruit from life's glad tree ; 
And in its shade like brothers rest, 
Sons of one family. 



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ARK ! the song of Jubilee, 
Loud as mighty thunders roar, 
Or the fullness of the sea, 

When it breaks upon the shore ! 
Hallelujah ! for the Lord 

God omnipotent, shall reign ! 
Hallelujah ! let the word 

Echo round the earth and main. 

Hallelujah ! hark, the sound, 

From the depths unto the skies, 
Wakes above, beneath, around, 

All creation's harmonies ! 
See Jehovah' s banner furled, 

Sheathed his sword, he speaks — 'tis done ! 
And the kingdoms of this world 

Are the kingdoms of his Son ! 

He shall reign from pole to pole, 

With illimitable sway ; 
He shall reign, when like a scroll 

Yonder heavens are passed away. 
Then the end : beneath his rod 

Man's last enemy shall fall : 
Hallelujah ! Christ in God, 

God in Christ, is all in all ! 



63% church. 

H50 <* Me"' *' 8- 7s y 2>. 

COME, Desire of nations, come ! 
Hasten, Lord, the general doom ! 
Hear the Spirit and the Bride ; 
Come, and take ns to thy side : 
Thou, who hast our place prepared, 
Make us meet for our reward ; 
Then, with all thy saints descend : 
Then, our earthly trials end. 

2 Mindful of thy chosen race, 
Shorten these vindictive days ; 
Hear us now, and save thine own, 
Who for full redemption groan I 
Now destroy the Man of Sin, 
Now thine ancient Hock bring in I 
Filled with righteousness divine, 
Claim a ransomed world for thine. 

3 Plant thy heavenly kingdom here ; 
Glorious in thy saints appear : 
Speak the sacred numlber sealed, 
Speak the mystery revealed ; 
Take to thee thy royal pow r er ; 
Eeign ! when sin shall he no more ; 
Reign ! when death no more shall he ; 
Eeign to all eternity ! 

1151 Isa. 21 : ff. 7s, 3). 

"TT^TATCHMAN ! tell us of the night, 
V V What its signs of promise are. — 
Traveler ! o'er yon mountain's height 

See that glory-beaming star ! 
Watchman ! does its beauteous ray 

Aught of joy or hope foretell \ — 
Traveler ! yes ; it brings the day — 

Promised day of Israel. 



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2 Watchman ! tell us of the night, 

Higher yet that star ascends. — 
Traveler ! blessedness and light, 

Peace and truth its course portends ! 
Watchman ! will its beams alone 

Gild the spot that gave them birth ? 
Traveler ! ages are its own, 

See, it bursts o'er all the earth ! 

3 Watchman ! tell us of the night, 

For the morning seems to dawn. — 
Traveler ! darkness takes its flight, 

Doubt and terror are withdrawn. — 
Watchman ! let thy wanderings cease ; 

Hie thee to thy quiet home. — 
Traveler ! lo ! the Prince of Peace, 

Lo ! the feon of God is come ! 

HAIL to the brightness of Zion's glad morning ! 
Joy to the lands that in darkness have lain ! 
Hushed be the accents of sorrow and mourning ; 
Zion in triumph begins her mild reign. 

2 Hail to the brightness of Zion's glad morning, 

Long by the prophets of Israel fore told ; 
Hail to the millions from bondage returning ; 
Gentiles and Jews the blest vision behold. 

3 Lo, in the desert rich flowers are springing ; 

Streams ever copious are gliding along ; 
Loud from the mountain tops echoes are ringing ; 
Wastes rise in verdure, and mingle in song. 

4 See, from all lands, from the isles of the ocean, 

Praise to Jehovah ascending on high : 
Fallen are the engines of war and commotion ; 
Shouts of salvation are rending the sky. 



63b CM ITS CM. 

11§3 Isf! • 90 : 20. J/S it' /OS . 

TT7~AKE thee, ZioD, thy mourning is ended, 
V V God, thine own God. hath regarded thy prayer : 

Wake thee, and hail him, in glory descended, 
Thy darkness to scatter, thy wastes to repair. 

2 Wake thee, O Zion, his Spirit of power 

To newness of life is awaking the dead ; 
Array thee in beauty, and greet the glad hour 

That brings thee salvation, through Jesus who bled. 

3 Saviour ! we gladly with voices resounding, 

Loud as the thunder, our chorus would swell ; 
Till from rock, wood, and mountain its echoes rebound- 
ing, 
To all the wide world of salvation shall tell ! 

1154 Iga - & 2 •* fo-fs. ffs A- fOs. 

ISLES of the South ! your redemption is nearing ; 
Lift, with the waves, the glad song of the free ! 
He that was promised, in triumph appearing, 
Now wields his sway o'er the land and the sea. 

2 Loud from the tops of the mountains sing praises ; 
Valleys shall ring with the echoing strain ; 
Mighty in war, he the standard upraises, 
Glorious in peace, he advances to reign ! 

1155 / **•• 0: /J - 7s. 
"TTT'AKE the song of jubilee, 

V V Let it echo o'er the sea ! 
Now is come the promised hour ; 
Jesus reigns with glorious power ! 

2 All ye nations, join and sing. 
Praise your Saviour, praise your King ; 
Let it sound from shore to shore — 
" Jesus reigns forevermore ! " 



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3 Hark ! the desert lands rejoice ; 
And the islands join their voice ; 
Joy ! the whole creation sings, — 
" Jesus is the King of kings ! " 

1156 *cis2:fe. 7s. 

FOUNT of everlasting love ! 
Rich thy streams of mercy are, 
Flowing purely from above ; 
Beauty marks their course afar. 

2 Lo ! thy church, athirst and faint, 

Drinks the full, refreshing tide ; 
Thou hast heard her sad complaint, 
Floods of grace are sweeping wide ! 

3 God of mercy, to thy throne 

Now our fervent thanks we bring ; 
Thine the glory, thine alone, 
Joyous praise to thee we sing. 

4 While we lift our grateful song, 

Let thy Spirit still descend ; 
Roll the tide of grace along, 
Widening, deepening, to the end ! 

1157 L "* c * •■ 79. 7s. 

SONS of men, behold from far, 
Hail the long-expected Star ! 
Star of truth that gilds the night, 
Guides bewildered men aright. 



2 Nations all, remote and near. 
Haste, to see your Lord appear ; 
Haste, for him your hearts prepare, 
Meet him manifested there ! 

3 There behold the Day-spring rise, 
Pouring light on mortal eyes ; 
See it chase the shades away, 
Shining to the perfect day ! 



6 $G causes. 



s 



1158 f Kings 18 :U* 7s. 

AW ye not the cloud arise, 
Little as the human hand I 
Now it spreads along the skies, 
Hangs o'er all the thirsty land. 

2 Lo, the promise of a shower 

Drops already from abov 
But the Lord will shortly pour 
All the blessings of his love. 

3 More and more it spreads and grows. 

Ever mighty to prevail ; 
Sin's strongholds it now o'erthrows, 
Shakes the trembling gates of helL 

4 Sons of God ! your Saviour praise ; 

He the door hath opened wide ; 
He hath given the word of grace , 
Jesus' word is glorified. 

115 9 Cant, i : 3 . Ss & 7s , D. 



s 



AVIOUR, visit thy plantation I 
Grant us. Lord, a gracious rain : 
All will come to desolation, 
L^nless thou return again. 
Keep no longer at a distance. 

Shine upon us from on high, 
Lest, for want of thine assistance, 
Every plant should droop and die. 

2 Once, O Lord, thy garden flourished ; 

Every part looked gay and green ; 
Then thy word our spirits nourished : 

Happy seasons we have seen. 
But a drought has since succeeded, 

And a sad decline we see : 
Lord, thy help is greatly needed : 

Help can only come from thee. 



jp It <> <•' ft E 8 8 AJf /> • H / 8 8 IOJV8, (j j J 

3 Let our mutual love be fervent : 

Make as prevalent in prayer; 
Let < v ach one esteemed thy servant 

Shun the world's bewitching* snare. 
Break the tempter's fatal power, 

Turn the stony heart to flesh, 
And begin from this good hour 

To revive thy work afresh. 

1X60 :psa/: - v - • 8s d ' v*> %>• 

GLORIOUS things of thee are spoken, 
Zion, city of our God ! 
He whose wortLcaimot be broken, 
Formed thee for his own abode : 
On the Rock of Ages founded — 

What can shake thy sure repose ? 
With salvation's walls surrounded, 
Thou may' st smile at all thy foes. 

2 See, the streams of living waters, 

Springing from eternal love, 
Well supply thy sons and daughters, 

And all fear of want remove : 
Who can faint, while such a river 

Ever flows their thirst t' assuage ? 
Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver, 

Never fails from age to age. 

3 Round each habitation hovering, 

See the cloud and fire appear ! 
For a glory and a covering, 

Showing that the Lord is near : 
He who gives them daily manna, 

He who listens when they cry, — ■ 
Let him hear the loud hosanna, 

Rising to his throne on high. 



638 cmuscm. 

116 1 John / .• fj. 8s d- 7s, D. 

LIGHT of those whose dreary dwelling 
Borders on the shades of death ! 
Rise on us, thy love revealing, 

Dissipate the clouds beneath : 
Thou of heaven and earth Creator, 

In our deepest darkness rise, — 
Scattering all the night of nature, 
Pouring day upon our eyes. 

2 Still we wait for thine appearing ; 

Life and joy thy beams impart, 
Chasing all our fears, and cheering 

Every poor benighted heart : 
Come and manifest thy favor 

To the ransomed, helpless race ; 
Come, thou glorious God and Saviour ! 

Come, and bring the gospel grace. 

3 Save us, in thy great compassion, 

O thou mild, pacific Prince ! 
Give the knowledge of salvation, 

Give the pardon of our sins ; 
By thine all-sufficient merit, 

Every burdened soul release ; 
Every weary, wandering sp)irit 5 

Guide into thy perfect peace. 

1162 Ita • 5 * ■' f0 - Ss d ' ? s > ?>• 

ZIOX, dreary and in anguish, 
'Mid the desert hast thou strayed ! 
Oh, thou weary, cease to languish ; 

Jesus shall lift up thy head. 
Still lamenting and bemoaning, 
'Mid thy follies and thy woes ! 
Soon repenting and returning, 
All thy solitude shall close. 



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Though benighted and forsaken, 

Though afflicted and distressed; 
His almighty arm shall waken; 

Zion' s King shall give thee rest : 
Cease thy sadness, unbelieving ; 

Soon his glory shalt thou see ! 
Joy and gladness, and thanksgiving, 

And the voice of melody ! 



1163 *«'• ** • ^o 8s d- 7s, 3). 

GOME, thou long-expected Jesus, 
Born to *et thy people free ; 
From our fears and sins release us, 

Let us rind our rest in thee : 
Israel's Strength and Consolation, 
Ho}ie of all the saints thou art ; 
Dear Desire of every nation, 
Joy of every longing heart. 

2 Born, thy people to deliver ; 

Born a child, and yet a King ; 
Born to reign in us forever, 

Now thy precious kingdom bring : 
By thine own eternal Spirit, 

Eule in all our hearts alone ; 
By thine all-sufficient merit, 

Raise us to thy glorious throne. 



S' 



1164 »• 98 : 2. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

ONGS anew of honor framing, 
Sing ye to the Lord alone ; 
All his wondrous works proclaiming, — 
Jesus wondrous works hath done ! 

Glorious victory 
His right hand and arm have won. 



640 



ch uft cjt. 

Now lie bids his great salvation 
Through the heathen lands be told ; 

Spread the news through every nation, 
And his acts of grace unfold ; 

All the heathen 
Shall his righteousness behold. 

Shout aloud, and hail the Saviour ; 

Jesus, Lord of all, proclaim ; 
As ye triumph in his favor. 

All ye lands, declare his fame ; 
Loud rejoicing, 

Shout the honors of his name. 



U65 Se *- f0 • 3 - 8s > ?* * &*• 

HALLELUJAH ! best and sweetest 
Of the hymns of praise above ; 
Hallelujah ! thou repeatest, 
Angel Host, these notes of love ; 

This ye utter, 
While your golden harps ye move. 



2 Hallelujah ! Church Victorious, 
Join the concert of the sky ; 
Hallelujah ! bright and glorious, 
Lift, ye saints, this strain on high ; 

We, poor exiles, 
Join not yet your melody. 



Hallelujah ! strains of gladness, 
Suit not souls with anguish torn ; 

Hallelujah ! sounds of sadness 
Best become the heart forlorn ; 

Our offences 
We with bitter tears must mourn. 



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4 But our earnest supplication, 
Holy God, we raise to thee ; 
Visit us with thy salvation, 
Make us all thy joys to see. 

Hallelujah ! 
Ours at length this strain shall be. 



1166 Is «- 52 • T. 8s, 7s <£ 4s. 

ON the mountain's top appearing, 
Lo ! the sacred herald stands, 
AVelcome news to Zion bearing — 
Zion, long in hostile lands : 

Mourning captive ! 
God himself shall loose thy bands. 



2 Has thy night been long and mournful ? 

Have thy friends unfaithful proved ? 
Have thy foes been proud and scornful, 
By thy sighs and tears unmoved \ 

Cease thy mourning ; 
Zion still is well beloved. 

3 God, thy God, will now restore thee ; 

He himself appears thy Friend ; 
All thy foes shall flee before thee ; 
Here their boasts and triumphs end : 

Great deliverance 
Zion's King will surely send. 

4 Peace and joy shall now attend thee ; 

All thy warfare now is past ; 
God thy Saviour will defend thee ; 
Victory is thine at last : 

All thy conflicts 
End in everlasting rest. 



O.'i.J CJSUSCJBT. 

H67 'Psalm 125 : 2. 8s, 7s d' 4s. 

ZION stands with liills surrounded — 
Zion, kept by power divine ; 
All her foes shall be confounded, 
Though the world in arms combine ; 

Happy Zion, 
What a favored lot is thine ! 

2 Ever}' human tie may perish ; 

Friend to friend unfaithful prove ; 

Mothers cease their own to cherish ; 

Heaven and earth at last remove ; 

But no changes 
Can attend Jehovah's love. 

3 In the furnace God may prove thee, 

Thence to bring thee forth more bright, 
But can never cease to love thee ; 
Thou art precious in his sight ; 

God is with thee — 
God, thine everlasting light. 

1168 ZuAe 2 ■' 32 - & s > 7* & &*' 

O'ER the gloomy hills of darkness, 
Cheered by no celestial ray, 
Sun of righteousness ! arising, 
Bring the bright, the glorious day ; 

Send the gospel 
To the earth's remotest bound. 

2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness, — 
Grant them, Lord ! the glorious light : 
And, from eastern coast to western, 
May the morning chase the night ; 

j \ nd redemption , 
Freely purchased, win the day. 



■j > /«• O G K E S S XJVB Ml v .v / o.\ 'S . Q J^J 

3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel ! 
Win and conquer, never cease ; 
May thy lasting, wide dominion 
Multiply and still increase ; 

Sway thy sceptre, 
Saviour ! all the world around. 

H6 9 *cts /e : o. 7s & 6s, 3). 

"THROM Greenland' s icy mountains, 
Sj From India' s coral strand, 
Where Afric's sunny fountains 

Roll down their golden sand, — 
From many an ancient river, 

From many a palmy plain, 
They call us to deliver 

Their land from error' s chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; 
Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile ; 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strown ; 
The heathen, in his blindness, 

Bows down to wood and stone ! 

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on high, 
Shall we, to men benighted, 

The lamp of life deny % 
Salvation, oh, salvation ! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till earth' s remotest nation 

Has learned Messiah' s name. 

4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, 

And you, ye waters, roll, 
Till, like a sea of glory, 
It spreads from pole to pole ; 



ou 



Till o'er our ransomed, nature 
The Lamb for sinners slain, 

Redeemer, King. Creator, 
In bliss returns to reign ! 



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1170 ft*** fto : i. 7s d- Gs, 3). 

OYV be the gospel banner, 
In every land, unfurled ; 
And be the shout, — u Hosanna ! " 
Re-echoed through the world ; 
Till every isle and nation, 

Till every tribe and tongue, 
Receive the great salvation, 
And join the happy throng. 

2 Yes, — thou shalt reign forever, 

O Jesus, King of kings ! 
Thy light, thy love, thy favor, 

Each ransomed captive sings: 
The isles for thee are waiting, 

The deserts learn thy praise, 
The hills and valleys greeting, 

The song responsive raise. 

1171 isn. ee .- s. 7s J- Os, 2). 

THE morning light is breaking ; 
The darkness disappears ; 
The sons of earth are waking 

To penitential tears ; 
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 

Brings tidings from afar, 
Of nations in commotion, 
Prepared for Zion , s war. 

2 See heathen nations bending 
Before the God we love. 
And thousand hearts a -ending 
In gratitude above ; 



'/ > 7? O a V E S S AJV /) . H / 8 SlOjy S . (j / - 

While sinners, now confessing, 

The gospel call obey. 
And seek the Saviour's blessing, — 

A nation in a day. 

3 Blest river of salvation ! 

Pursue thine onward way ; 
Flow thou to every nation, 

Nor in thy richness stay : 
Stay not till all the lowly 

Triumphant reach their home : 
Stay not till all the holy 

Proclaim — "The Lord is come ! " 

H72 Z>salm72* 7s&6s,'_D. 

HAIL to the Lord's Anointed, 
Great David' s greater Son ! 
Hail in the time appointed, 

His reign on earth begun ! 
He comes to break oppression, 

To set the captive free, 
To take away transgression, 
And rule in equity. 

2 He comes with succor speedy, 

To those who suffer wrong ; 
To help the poor and needy, 

And bid the weak be strong ; 
To give them songs for sighing, 

Their darkness turn to light, 
Whose souls condemned and dying, 

Were precious in his sight. 

3 He shall come down, like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth, 
And love, and joy, like flowers, 
Spring in his path to birth : 



61^6 



r // r/i' en. 

Before him on the mountains, 
Shall peace, the herald, go ; 

And righteousness, in fountains, 
From hill to valley flow. 

4 For him shall prayer unceasing 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, — 

A kingdom without end : 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove ; 
His name shall stand forever, — 

That name to us is — Love. 



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1173 jfan - *- 3 : 1?- c ' M * 

GOD ! our God ! thou shinest here, 
Thine own this latter day ; 
To us thy radiant steps appear ; 
Here beams thy glorious way ! 

2 The fathers had not all of thee ! 

New births are in thy grace ; 
All open to our souls shall be 
Thy glory's hiding-place. 

3 On us thy Spirit hast thou poured, 

To us thy word has come ; 
We feel, we bless thee, quickening Lord, 
Thou shalt not find us dumb ! 

4 Thou comest near ; thou standest by ; 

Our work begins to shine ; 
Thou dwellest with us mightily ; 
On speed the years divine ! 

1174 Tsa • 52 : x. 1/s & 70s. 

DAUGHTER of Zion, awake from thy sadness ; 
Awake, for thy foes shall oppress thee no more ; 
Bright o'er thy hills dawns the day-star of gladness : 
Arise, for the night of thy sorrow is o'er. 



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2 Strong were thy foes ; but the arm that subdued them, 

And scattered their legions, was mightier far; 
They tied like the chaff from the scourge that pursued 
them ; 
Vain were their steeds and their chariots of war. 

3 Daughter of Zion ? the power that hath saved thee 

Extolled with the harp and the timbrel should be ; 
Shout, for the foe is destroyed that enslaved thee ; 
The oppressor is vanquished, and Zion is free ! 

H75 T*aim 102. C, M, 

LET Zion and her sons rejoice — 
Behold the promised hour ! 
Her God hath heard her mourning voice, 
And comes to exalt his power. 

2 Her dust and ruins that remain 

Are precious in our eyes ; 
Those ruins shall be built again, 
And all that dust shall rise. 

3 The Lord will raise Jerusalem, 

And stand in glory there ; 
Nations shall bow before his name, 
And kings attend with fear. 

4 He sits a sovereign on his throne, 

With pity in his eyes ; 
He hears the dying prisoners' groan, 
And sees their sighs arise. 

5 He frees the soul condemned to death, 

Nor, when his saints complain, 
Shall it be said that praying breath 
Was ever spent in vain. 

6 This shall be known when we are dead, 

And left on long record, 
That nations yet unborn may read, 
And trust and praise the Lord. 



6^8 CM U ft CM, 

1176 ' iPet.f: 10,11. 2>.M* 

WAKE ! the welcome day appeareth, 
Every lieart with joy it ckeereth ! 
Wake ! the Lord' s great year behold ! 
That which holy men of old, 
Those who throng the sacred pages, 
Waited for through countless ages : 
Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! 

2 Patriarchs erst and priests aspiring, 
Kings and prophets long desiring, 
Saw not this before they died : — 
Lo, the Light to them denied ! 

See its beams to earth directed ! 
Welcome, O thou long-expected ! 
Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! 

3 In our stead himself he offers, 
On the accursed tree he suffers, 
That his death' s sweet savor may 
Take our curse for aye away ; 
Cross and curse for us enduring, 
Hope and heaven to us securing : 

Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! 

4 Rent the temple curtain' s centre ; 
Come, ye nations, freely enter 
Through the vail the holy place ! 
Freely stand before his face, 

Here your grateful tributes bringing : 
Come thou Bride, forever singing, 
Hallelujah ! Hallelujah ! 

H77 Luke 2: 13. C.M.,D. 



I 



T came upon the midnight clear, 
Til at glorious song of old, 
From angels bending near the earth, 
To touch their harps of gold ; 



7 • 8 G ff A' • v .v A* . I • /> J/ / -v .s J O.Y s. (JJ^Q 

" Peace to the earth, good- will to man, 
From heaven's all-gracious King: " 

The earth in solemn stillness lay, 
To hear the angels sing. 

Still through the cloven skies they come, 

With peaceful wings unfurled ; 
And still celestial music floats 

O'er all the weary world ; 
Above its sad and lowly plains 

They bend on heavenly wing, 
And ever o'er its Babel sounds, 

The blessed angels sing. 

O ye, beneath life's crushing load, 

"Whose forms are bending low, 
Who toil along the climbing way, 

With painful steps and slow ; — 
Look up ! for glad and golden hours 

Come swiftly on the wing ; 
Oh, rest beside the weary road, 

And hear the angels sing ! 

For lo ! the days are hastening on, 

By prophet-bards foretold, 
When with the ever-circling years 

Comes round the age of gold ! 
When peace shall over all the earth 

Its final splendors fling, 
And the whole world send back the song 

Which now the angels sing ! 



U78 Gen. 1:2. CM. 

SPIRIT of power and might, behold 
A world by sin destroyed ! 
Creator Spirit, as of old, 
Move on the formless void. 

28 



(JoO CMUSCM. 

2 Give thou the word : that healing sound 

Shall quell the deadly strife, 
And earth again, like Eden crowned, 
Produce the tree of life. 

3 If sang the morning stars of joy 

When nature rose to view. 
What strains will angel harps employ 
When thou shalt all renew ! 

4 And if the sons of God rejoice 

To hear a Saviour's name, 
How will the ransomed raise their voice, 
To whom that Saviour came ! 

5 Lo ! every kindred, tongue, and tribe, 

Assembling round the throne, 
The new creation shall ascribe 
To sovereign love alone. 

1179 4*.f.**r, &.M. 

BEHOLD the temple of the Lord, 
The work of God, by man abhorred, 
Appearing fair and splendid ; 
It lifts its head in spite of foes. 
And though a hostile world oppose, 
The work will yet be ended ! 

2 A building this, not made with hands ; 
On firm foundations, lo ! it stands, 

For God himself has laid them ! 
The workmanship of God alone — 
The rich materials all his own — 

'Twas he himself who made them. 

3 He builds it for his glory 3 s sake, 
Its solid frame no force can shake, 

However men despise it ; 
And Time, that other work destroys, 
'Gainst this in vain its power employs ; 

The work of God deiies it ! 



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661 



U80 / t:./^. C.Jf. 

A.UGHTEE of Zion ! from the dust 
Exalt thy fallen head ; 
Again in thy Redeemer trust, — 
He calls thee from the dead. 



D 



2 Awake, awake, put on thy strength, — 

Thy beautiful array ; 
Thy day of freedom dawns at length, — 
The Lord's appointed day. 

3 Rebuild thy walls, thy bounds enlarge, 

And send thy heralds forth ; 
Say to the south, — "Give up thy charge, 
And keep not back, O north ! " 

4 They come ! they come ! thine exiled bands, 

Where'er they rest or roam, 
Have heard thy voice in distant lands, 
And hasten to their home. 

o Thus, though the universe shall burn, 
And God his works destroy, 
With songs, thy ransomed shall return, 
And everlasting joy. 

1181 / Thest. l:fJL.. Z. Jf. 

ASLEEP in Jesus ! blessed sleep ! 
_ From which none ever wake to weep ; 
A calm and undisturbed repose, 
Unbroken by the last of foes. 

2 Asleep in Jesus ! oh, how sweet 
To be for such a slumber meet ! 
With holy confidence to sing 

That death hath lost its venomed sting ! 

3 Asleep in Jesus ! peaceful rest ! 
Whose waking is supremely blest ; 
No fear— no woe, shall dim the hour 
That manifests the Saviour's power. 



652 DEATH. 

4 Asleep in Jesus ! oh, for me 
May such a blissful refuge be : 
Securely shall nry ashes lie, 

And wait the summons from on high. 

5 Asleep in Jesus ! far from thee 

Thy kindred and their graves may be : 
But thine is still a blessed sleep 
From which none ever wake to weep. 



D 



.132 John 10: 1>1. Z. M. 

,EAR is the spot where Christians sleep, 
And sweet the strains their spirits pour ; 
Oh, why should we in anguish w^eep ? — 
They are not lost, but gone before. 

2 Secure from every mortal care, 

By sin and sorrow vexed no more, 
Eternal happiness they share 

Who are not lost, but gone before. 

3 To Zion' s peaceful courts above 

In faith triumphant may we soar, 
Embracing in the arms of love, 
The friends not lost, but gone before. 

4 To Jordan's bank whene'er we come, 

And hear the swelling waters roar ; 
Jesus ! convey us safely home, 
To friends not lost, but gone before. 

1183 nv.m'fs. z.Jf 

HOW blest the righteous when he dies ! 
When sinks a weary soul to rest ! 
How mildly beam the closing eyes ! 
How gently heaves the expiring breast ! 

2 So fades a summer cloud away , 

So sinks the gale when storms are o'er ; 
So gently shuts the eye of day ; 
So dies a wave along the shore. 



3 A holy quiet reigns around, 

A calm which life nor death destroys ; 
And naught disturbs that peace profound 
Which his unfettered soul enjoys. 

4 Farewell, conflicting hopes and fears, 

Where lights and shades alternate dwell ; 
How bright the unchanging morn appears ! 
Farewell, inconstant world, farewell ! 

5 Life's labor done, as sinks the clay, 

Light from its load the spirit flies, 
While heaven and earth combine to say, 
"How blest the righteous when he dies! " 



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1184 'Psalm j 27 s 2. Z.M. 

HY should we start, and fear to die ! 
What timorous worms we mortals are ! 
Death is the gate of endless joy, 
And yet we dread to enter there. 

2 The pains, the groans, the dying strife 

Fright our approaching souls away ; 
We still shrink back again to life, 
Fond of our prison and our clay. 

3 Oh, if my Lord would come and meet, 

My soul should stretch her wings in haste, 
Fly fearless through death's iron gate, 
Nor feel the terrors as she passed ! 

4 Jesus can make a dying bed 

Feel soft as downy pillows are, 
While on his breast I lean my head, 
And breathe my life out sweetly there ! 

U85 Psalm oo Z,M. 

THROUGH every age, eternal God ! 
Thou art our rest, our safe abode ; 
High was thy throne, ere heaven was made, 
Or earth thy humble footstool laid. 



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2 Long hadst thou reigned, ere time began, 
Or dust was fashioned to a man ; 

And long thy kingdom shall endure, 
When earth and time shall "be no more. 

3 But man, weak man, is born to die, 
Made up of guilt and vanity ; 

Thy dreadful sentence, Lord ! was just, — 
" Return, ye sinners ! to your dust." 

4 Death, like an overflowing stream, 
Sweeps us away ; our life's a dream ; 
An empty tale ; a morning flower, 
Cut down and withered in an hour. 

5 Teach us, O Lord ! how frail is man ; 
And kindly lengthen out our span, 
Till a wise care of piety 

Fit us to die, and dwell with thee. 

U86 lsa.57:2. L. M. 

GEXTLY, rny Saviour, let me down, 
To slumber in the arms of death ; 
I rest my soul on thee alone, 
Ev'n till my last, expiring breath. 

2 Soon will the storm of life be o'er, 

And I shall enter endless rest ; 
There I shall live to sin no more, 
And bless thy name, forever blest. 

3 Bid me possess sweet peace within ; 

Let child-like patience keep my heart ; 
Then shall I feel my heaven begin, 
Before my spirit hence depart 

4 Oh, speed thy chariot, God of love ! 

And take me from this world of woe ; 
I long to reach those joys above, 
And bid farewell to all below. 



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5 There shall my raptured spirit raise 
Still louder notes than angels sing, — 
High glories to ImmanueF s grace, 
My God, my Saviour, and my King ! 

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UNVAIL thy bosom, faithful tomb ! 
Take this new treasure to thy trust ; 
And give these sacred relics room 
To slumber in the silent dust. 

2 Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear, 

Invade thy bounds ; no mortal woes 
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here, 
While angels watch the soft repose. 

3 So Jesus slept ; God's dying Son 

Passed thro' the grave and blessed the bed : 
Rest here, blest saint, till from his throne 
The morning break, and pierce the shade. 

4 Break from his throne, illustrious morn ! 

Attend, O earth ! his sovereign word : 
Restore thy trust : a glorious form 
Shall then ascend to meet the Lord ! 



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1188 "Psalm $8: 10. Z.M. 

HALL man, O God of life and light ! 
Forever moulder in the grave ? 
Canst thou forget thy glorious work, 
Thy promise, and thy power to save ? 

2 In those dark, silent realms of night, 
Shall peace and hope no more arise \ 

No future morning light the tomb, 

Nor day-star gild the darksome skies ? 

3 Cease, cease, ye vain, desponding fears! 
When Christ, our Lord, from darkness sprang, 

Death, the last foe, was captive led, 

And heaven with praise and wonder rang. 



656 DEATH. 

4 Faith gees the bright eternal doors 

Unfold to make her children way ; 
They shall be clothed with endless life, 
And shine in everlasting day. 

5 The trump shall sound, the dead shall wake, 

From the cold tomb the slumberers spring ; 
Thro' heaven, with joy, their myriads rise, 
And hail their Saviour and their King ! 

H89 &eb./S;U. £.*f. 

u TTTE 'YE no abiding city here : " 

V V Sad truth, were this to be our home ; 
But let this thought our spirits cheer, 
" We seek a city yet to come." 

2 "We 've no abiding city here ; " 

We seek a city out of sight : 
Zion its name — the Lord is there, 
It shines with everlasting light. 

3 O sweet abode of peace and love, 

Where pilgrims freed from toil are blest ! 
Had I the pinions of a dove, 
I 'd fly to thee, and be at rest. 

4 But hush, my soul I nor dare repine ; 

The time my God appoints is best : 
While here, to do his will be mine, 
And his to fix my time of rest. 



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1190 **■ f°s •• **- z - M - 

O fades the lovely blooming flower, 
Frail, smiling solace of an hour ! 
So soon our transient comforts fly, 
And pleasure only blooms to die. 

Is there no kind, no lenient art 
To lieal the anguish of the heart % 
Divine Redeemer, be thou nigh ; 
Thy comforts were uot made to die ! 



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3 Then gentle Patience smiles on Pain, 
And dying Hope revives again ; 
Hope wipes the tear from Sorrow's eye. 
And Faith points upward to the sky. 

1191 Psaim ?7. z.ar. 
"TTTHAT sinners value I resign ; 

VV Lord! 'tis enough that thou art mine ; 
I shall behold thy blissful face, 
And stand complete in righteousness 

2 This life's a dream — an empty show ; 
But the bright world, to which I go, 
Hath joys substantial and sincere ; 
When shall I wake, and find me there 1 

3 Oh ! glorious hour ! — oh ! blest abode ! 
I shall be near, and like my God ; 
And flesh and sin no more control 
The sacred pleasures of the soul. 

4 My flesh shall slumber in the ground, 
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound ; 
Then burst the chains, with sweet surprise, 
And in my Saviour' s image rise ! 

1192 jobio:22. z.jr. 

BEHOLD the path that mortals tread 
Down to the regions of the dead ! 
Nor will the fleeting moments stay, 
Nor can we measure back our way. 

2 Our kindred and our friends are gone ; 
Know, O my soul, this doom thine own : 
Feeble as theirs, my mortal frame, 

The same my way, my house the same. 

3 And must I, from the cheerful light, 
Pass to the grave's perpetual night, — 
From scenes of duty, means of grace, 
Must I to God's tribunal pass % 



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4 Awake, my soul, thy way prepare, 

And lose, in this, each mortal care ; 
With steady feet that path be trod, 
Which through the grave conducts to God. 



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II ! let me, gracious Lord ! extend 
My view, to life' s approaching end : 
What are my days ? — a span, their line ; 
And what my age, compared with thine ? 

2 God of my fathers ! here, as they, 
I walk, the pilgrim of a day ; 

A transient guest, thy works admire, 
And instant to my home retire. 

3 Oh ! spare me, Lord ! in mercy, spare, 
And nature's failing strength repair ; 
Ere, life's short circuit wandered o'er, 
I perish, and am seen no more ! 

H94 2Cor.S:S, C.JC 

"TTT'HY do we mourn departing friends, 
> V Or shake at deatlf s alarms ? 

'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends, 
To call them to his arms. 



2 Are we not tending upward, too, 

As fast as time can move i 
Nor would we wish the hours more slow 3 
To keep us from our love. 

3 Why should we tremble to convey 

Their bodies to the tomb I 
There the dear flesh of Jesus lay, 
And scattered all the gloom. 

4 The graves of all the saints he blessed, 

And softened every bed ; 
Where should the dying members rest, 
But with the dying Head ! 



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5 Thence he arose, ascending high, 

And showed our feet the way ; 
Up to the Lord we, too, shall fly, 
At the great rising day. 

6 Then let the last loud trumpet sound, 

And bid our kindred rise ; 
Awake ! ye nations under ground ; 
Ye saints ! ascend the skies. 

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"TT7HY should our tears in sorrow flow, 
VV When God recalls his own ; 

And bids them leave a world of woe 
For an immortal crown 1 

2 Is not ev'n death a gain to those 

Whose life to God was given? 
Gladly to earth their eyes they close, 
To open them in heaven. 

3 Their toils are past, their work is done. 

And they are fully blest : 
They fought the fight, the victory won, 
And entered into rest. 

4 Then let our sorrows cease to flow, — 

God has recalled his own ; 
And let our hearts in every woe, 
Still say,— " Thy will be done !" 

H96 Job S : / 7-30. C. M. 

HOW still and peaceful is the grave ! 
Where, life's vain tumults past, 
The appointed house, by heaven's decree 
Receives us all at last. 

2 The wicked there from troubling cease ; 
Their passions rage no more ; 
And there the weary pilgrim rests 
From all the toils he bore. 



660 VBATit. 

3 There servants, masters, small and great, 

Partake the same repose ; 
And there, in peace, the ashes mix 
Of those who once were foes. 

4 All, leveled by the hand of death, 

Lie sleeping in the tomb, 
Till God in judgment calls them forth, 
To meet their final doom. 



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,H, for an overcoming faith, 
To cheer my d} T ing hours ; 
To triumph o'er approaching death, 
And all his frightful powers ! 

2 Joyful, with all the strength I have, 

My quivering lips should sing, — 
" Where is thy boasted victory, grave ; 
And where, O death, thy sting?" 

3 Now to the God of victory 

Immortal thanks be paid ;— 
Who makes us conquerors, while we die, 
Through Christ, our living Head ! 

H98 2 Sam. 12 : 23. C M. 

THRO' sorrow's night, and danger's path, 
Amid the deepening gloom, 
We, followers of our suffering Lord, 
Are marching to the tomb. 

2 There, when the turmoil is no more, 

And all our powers decay, 
Our cold remains in solitude 
Shall sleep the years away. 

3 Our labors done, securely laid 

In this our last retreat, 
Unheeded o'er our silent dust 
The storms of earth shall beat. 



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4 Yet not thus buried or extinct, 

The vital spark shall lie : 
For o'er life's wreck that spark shall rise 
To seek its kindred sky. 

5 These ashes, too, this little dust, 

Our Father' s care shall keep, 
Till the last angel rise and break 
The long and dreary sleep. 

G Then love's soft dew o'er every eye 
Shall shed its mildest rays, 
And the long-silent voice awake 
With shouts of endless praise. 

H99 2Cor./+:U. C.M. 

"TT^THEN" downward to the darksome tomb 

V V I thoughtful turn my eyes, 
Frail nature trembles at the gloom, 

And anxious fears arise. 

2 Why shrinks my soul \ — in death' s embrace 

Once Jesus captive slept ; 
And angels, hovering o'er the place, 
His lowly pillow kept. 

3 Thus shall they guard my sleeping dust, 

And, as the Saviour rose, 
The grave again shall yield her trust, 
And end my deep repose. 

4 My Lord, before to glory gone, 

Shall bid me come away ; 
And calm and bright shall break the dawn 
Of heaven's eternal day. 

5 Then let my faith each fear dispel, 

And gild with light the grave ; 
To him my loftiest praises swell, 
Who died from death to save. 



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FOREVER with the Lord ! " 
So, Jesus ! let it be ; 
Life from the dead is in that word ; 
'Tis immortality. 

2 Here, in the body pent, 

Absent from thee I roam : 
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent 
A day's march nearer home. 

3 My Father' s house on high, 

Home of my soul ! how near, 
At times, to faith' s aspiring eye, 
Thy golden gates appear ! 

4 "Forever with the Lord ! " ' 

Father, if 'tis thy will, 
The promise of thy gracious word 
Ev'n here to me fulfill. 

5 So, when my latest breath 

Shall rend the vail in twain, 
By death I shall escape from death, 
And life eternal gain. 

6 Knowing as I am known, 

How shall I love that word, 
And oft repeat before the throne, 
' 'Forever with the Lord ! " 



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1201 M*m.*i*f1k S.Jf. 

H, for the death of those 
Who slumber in the Lord ! 
Oh, be like theirs my last repose, 
Like theirs my last reward ! 

Their bodies in the ground, 

In silent hope may lie, 
Till the last trumpet's joyful sound 

Shall call them to the sky. 



Their ransomed spirits soar 

On wings of faith and love, 
To meet the Saviour they adore, 

And reign with him above. 

With ns their names shall live 
Through long succeeding years, 

Embalmed with all our hearts can give, 
Our praises and our tears. 



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1202 Zech.t:5. S.Jf. 

OW swift the torrent rolls, 
That bears us to the sea ! 
The tide which hurries thoughtless souls 
To vast eternity ! 

2 Our fathers, where are they. 
With all they called their own \ 

Their joys and griefs, and hopes and cares, 
And wealth and honor gone ! 

3 God of our fathers hear, 
Thou everlasting Friend ! 

While we, as on life's utmost verge, 
Our souls to thee commend. 

4 Of all the pious dead 
May we the footsteps trace, 

Till with them, in the land of light, 
We dwell before thy face. 



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1203 *■* 

T is not death to die — 
To leave this weary road, 
And 'mid the brotherhood on high, 
To be at home with God. 

It is not death to close 

The eye long dimmed by tears, 
And wake, in glorious repose 

To spend eternal years. 



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DEA TIT, 

3 It is not death to bear 

The wrench that sets us free 
From dungeon chain, — to breathe the air 
Of boundless liberty. 

4 It is not death to liing 

Aside this sinful dust, 
And rise, on strong exulting wing, 
To live among the just. 

5 Jesus, thou Prince of life ! 

Thy chosen cannot die ; 
Like thee, they conquer in the strife, 
To reign with thee on high. 



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FEW more years shall roll, 
A few more seasons come ; 
And we shall be with those that rest, 
Asleep within the tomb ; — 

2 A few more storms shall beat 

On this wild rocky shore ; 
And we shall be where tempests cease, 
And surges swell no more : — 

3 A few more struggles here, 

A few more partings o'er, 
A few more toils, a few more tears, 
And we shall weep no more : — 

4 Then, my Lord, prepare 

My soul for that blest day ; 
Oh, wash me in thy precious blood, 
And take my sins away ! 

1205 IIeb.l:fJ. S.M. 

REST for the toiling hand, 
Rest for the anxious brow, 
Rest for the Aveary, way-worn feet, 
Rest from all labor now ; — 



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2 Rest for the fevered brain, 

Rest for the throbbing eye ; 
Thro' these parched lips of thine no more 
Shall pass the moan or sigh. 

3 Soon shall the trump of God 

Give out the welcome sound, 
That shakes thy silent chamber-walls, 
And breaks the sealed ground. 

4 Ye dwellers in the dust, 

Awake ! come forth and sing ; 
Sharp has your frost of winter been, 
But bright shall be your spring. 

5 'T was sown in weakness here : 

'Twill then be raised in power; 
That which was sown an earthly seed, 
Shall rise a heavenly flower I 

1206 Job 7: 16. ffs. 

I WOULD not live alway : I ask not to stay 
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way ; 
The few lurid mornings that dawn on us here 
Are enough for life' s woes, full enough for its cheer. 

2 I would not live alway, thus fettered by sin — 
Temptation without and corruption within : 
Ev'n the rapture of pardon is mingled with fears, 
And the cup of thanksgiving with penitent tears. 

3 I would not live alway ; no, welcome the tomb ; 
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom ; 
There sweet be my rest, till he bid me arise 

To hail him in triumph descending the skies. 

4 Who, who would live alway, away from his God, 
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode, 

Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains, 
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns ?- 



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Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet, 
Their Saviour and brethren transported to greet ; 
While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll, 
And the smile of the Lord is the feast of the soul. 



1207 2 Cor. ?2 : fO. f/s. 

FOR what shall I praise thee, my God and my King, 
For what blessings the tribute of gratitude bring? 
Shall I praise thee for pleasure, for health, or for ease, 
For the sunshine of youth, for the garden of peace 1 

2 For this I should praise ; but if only for this, 

I should leave half untold the donation of bliss ! 

I thank thee for sickness, for sorrow, and care, 

For the thorns I have gathered, the anguish I bear ; — 

3 For nights of anxiety, watching, and tears, 
A present of pain, a prospective of fears ; 

I praise thee, I bless thee, my Lord and my God, 
For the good and the evil thy hand hath bestowed ! 



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to the grave in all thy glorious prime ! 
In full activity of zeal and power ; 
A Christian cannot die before his time ; 
The Lord's appointment is the servant's hour. 



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2 Go to the grave ; at noon from labor cease ; 

Rest on thy sheaves, thy harvest-task is done ; 
Come from the heat of battle, and in peace, 
Soldier ! go home ; with thee the fight is won. 

3 Go to the grave, which, faithful to its trust, 

The germ of immortality shall keep ; 
While, safe as watched by cherubim, thy dust 
Shall to the judgment-day in Jesus sleep. 



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4 Go to the grave, for there thy Saviour lay- 

In death's embraces, ere he rose on high ; 
And all the ransomed, by that narrow way, 
Pass to eternal life beyond the sky. 

5 Go to the grave ? no, take thy seat above ! 

Be thy pure spirit present with the Lord, 
Where thou for faith and hope hast perfect love, 
And open vision for the written Word. 



1209 >*. 

FTEN at evening comes a glowing thought 
Of that which lies beyond our present sense ; 
Of those high scenes whose glories all are wrought 
By God' s pure love, and his omnipotence. 



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2 The golden bars that shine behind the sun, 

The glorious seas that seem beneath him poured, 
The splendid hues, all melting into one, — 
These look thy outworks, palace of the Lord ! 

3 Yet not, not here, O city of our God ! 

Do we thy ageless glories truly see, 
As when the souls, submissive 'neath the rod, 
Or white in pureness, testify of thee ! 

4 A holy charity still tells us more 

Of thy real beauty, bright, serene and high, 
Where love and faith walk on the emblazoned floor, 
And perfect joy doth sing unceasingly. 

5 Son of God ! exalted on thy throne, 

By whom our pardon, light, and peace are given, 
Impart the grace that comes from thee alone, 
And make us feel, that we may see, thy heaven. 



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1210 ' Cor. / : S. H. Jf, 

THIS place is holy ground ! 
World, with its can s. away ! 

A holy, solemn stillness, round 

This lifeless, mouldering clay ; 
Nor pain, nor grief, nor anxious fear, 
Can reach the peaceful sleeper here. 

2 Behold the bed of death. 

The pale and mortal clay ! 
Heard ye the sob of parting breath ? 

Marked ye the eye's last ray \ 
No ! life so sweetly ceased to be, 
It lapsed in immortality. 

3 Why mourn the pious dead \ 

Why sorrows swell our eyes? 
Can sighs recall the spirit fled \ 

Shall vain regrets arise \ 
Though death has caused this altered mien, 
In heaven the ransomed soul is seen. 

4 Bury the dead, and weep 

In stillness o'er the los>. 
Bury the dead ! in Christ they sleep 

"Who bore on earth his cross : 
And from the grave their dust shall rise, 
In his own image to the skies. 

1211 / Cor. 15 : //>. S. M. M. 

FRIEXD after friend departs ; 
Who has not lost a friend ? 
There is no union here of hearts 

That finds not here an end : 
Were this frail world our only rest, 
Living or dying, none were blest. 



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2 Beyond the flight of time, 

Beyond this vale of death, 
There surely is some blessed clime 

Where life is not a breath, 
Nor life's affections transient fire, 
A V hose sparks fly upward and expire. 

3 There is a world above 

"Where parting is unknown ; 
A whole eternity of love, 

Formed for the good alone ; 
And faith beholds the dying here 
Translated to that happier sphere. 

4 Thus star by star declines 

Till all are passed away, 
As morning high and higher shines 

To pure and perfect day : 
Nor sink those stars in empty night ; 
They hide themselves in heaven' s own light. 

1212 j ° hn /V •■ ? - ? - ?*• 

BROTHER, though from yonder sky 
Cometh neither voice nor cry, 
Yet we know from thee to-day 
Every pain hath passed away. 

2 Not for thee shall tears be given, 
Child of God, and heir of heaven ; 
For he gave thee sweet release ; 
Thine the Christian' s death of peace. 

3 Well we know thy living faith 
Had the power to conquer death ; 
As a living rose may bloom 

By the border of the tomb. 

4 Brother, in that solemn trust 
We commend thee, dust to dust ! 
In that faith we wait, till, risen 
Thou shalt meet us all in heaven. 



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5 While we weep as Jesus wept, 
Tii on Shalt sleep as Jesus slept ; 
With thy Saviour thou slialt rest, 
Crowned, and glorified, and blest. 

1213 Her. 7:0. 7s. 

PALMS of glory, raiment bright, 
Crowns that never fade away, 
Gird and deck the saints in light ; 

Priests, and kings, and conquerors, they. 

2 Yet the conquerors bring their palms 

To the Lamb amid the throne, 
And proclaim, in joyful psalms, 
Victory through his cross alone. 

3 Kings for harps their crowns resign, 

Crying, as they strike the chords, — 
"Take the kingdom ; it is thine, 
King of kings, and Lord of lords." 

4 Round the altar priests confess, 

If their robes are white as snow, 
'Twas their Saviour s righteousness, 
And his blood, that made them so. 



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1214 Ber.n*/3. 7s. 

ARK ! a voice divides the sky ! 
Happy are the faithful dead 
In the Lord who sweetly die ! 
They from all their toils are freed. 

2 Ready for their glorious crown, 
Sorrows past and sins forgiven, — 

Here they lay their burden down, 
Hallowed and made meet for heaven. 

3 Yes ! the Christian's course is ran ! 
Ended is the glorious strife ; 

Fought the tight, the work is done ; 
Death is swallowed up in life ! 



4 Lo ! the prisoner is released — 

Lightened of his heavy load ; 
Where the weary are at rest, 

lie is gathered unto God ! 

5 When from flesli the spirit freed, 

Hastens homeward to return, 
Mortals cry, " A man is dead ! " 
Angels sing, "A child is born ! " 

1215 Man. e : to. Ss & 7s. 

JESUS, while our hearts are bleeding 
O'er the spoils that death has won, 
We would at this solemn meeting, 
Calmly say, — thy will be done. 

2 Though cast down, we're not forsaken ; 

Though afflicted, not alone ; 
Thou didst give, and thou hast taken ; 
Blessed Lord, — thy will be done. 

3 Tho' to-day we're tilled with mourning, 

Mercy still is on the throne ; 
With thy smiles of love returning, 
"We can sing — thy will be done. 

4 By thy hands the boon was given, 

Thou hast taken but thine own : 
Lord of earth, and God of heaven, 
Evermore, — thy will be done ! 

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TARRY with me, O my Saviour ! 
For the day is passing by ; 
See ! the shades of evening gather, 
And the night is drawing nigh. 

2 Deeper, deeper grow the shadows, 
Paler now the glowing west, 
Swift the night of death advances ; 
Shall it be the night of rest? 



C72 9SA 7-7/. 

3 Lonely seems the vale of shadow ; 

Sinks my heart with troubled fear ; 
Give me faith for clearer vision, 
Speak thou, Lord, in words of cheer. 

4 Let me hear thy voice behind me, 

Calming all these wild alarms ; 
Let me, underneath my weakness, 
Feel the everlasting arms. 

5 Feeble, trembling, fainting, dying, 

Lord, I cast myself on thee ; 
Tarry with me through the darkness ; 
While I sleep, still watch by me. 

6 Tarry with me, O my Saviour ! 

Lay my head upon thy breast 
Till the morning ; then awake me — 
Morning of eternal rest ! 



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1217 f*aAn 1 /e .- ts . 8s d- 7s . 

EASE, ye mourners, cease to languish 
O'er the grave of those you love ; 
Pain and death, and night and anguish 
Enter not the world above. 



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2 While our silent steps are straying 

Lonely thro' night' s deepening shade. 
Glory' s brightest beams are playing 
Round the happy Christian's head. 

3 Light and peace at once deriving 

From the hand of God most high, 
In his glorious presence living, 
They shall never, never die. 

4 Xow. ye mourners, cease to languish 

O' er the grave of those you love ; 

Far removed from pain and anguish, 

They are chanting hymns above. 



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EE the leaves around us falling, 
Dry and withered to the ground; 

Thus to thoughtless mortals calling, 
In a sad and solemn sound : — 



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2 "Sons of Adam, once in Eden, 

When like him, ye blighted fell, 
Hear the lesson we are reading, 
'Tis alas ! the truth we tell. 

3 "Youth, on length of days presuming, 

Who the paths of pleasure tread, 
View us, late in beauty blooming, 
Numbered now among the dead. 

4 "Though as yet no losses grieve you, 

Gay with health and many a grace, 
Let no cloudless skies deceive you, 
Summer gives to autumn place. 

5 "Yearly in our course appearing, 

Messengers of shortest stay, 
Thus we preach in mortal hearing- 
Ye, like us, shall pass away." 

6 On the tree of life eternal, 

Oh, let all our hopes be laid ! 
This alone, forever vernal, 
Bears a leaf that shall not fade. 

1219 <? Tim. I : O. 8S & 7*. 

r)EADY now to spread my pinions, 
V Glad to wing my flight away 
From the gloom that hovers round me, 
To the realms of endless day. 

2 Ready to be freed from sorrow, 

Tears and partings, toil and pain ; 
Ready for the heavenly mansion ; 
Life is dear, but death is gain. 
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3 Ready with the just made perfect, 

Clothed in robes of light to be ; 
Swelling the enraptured chorus, 
Singing joy and victory. 

4 As the bird with warbling music 

Soars above our feeble sight, 
Singing still, and still ascending, 
Melting in the glorious light, — 

5 So the dying saint, departing. 

Joyful takes his heavenward way ; 
Life, and time, and gladness blending 
In the light of perfect day. 

1220 Mark 5: 39. 8s&7s. 

SISTEE, thou wast mild and lovely, 
Gentle as the summer breeze, 
Pleasant as the air of evening, 
When it floats among the trees. 

2 Peaceful be thy silent slumber — 

Peaceful in the grave so low ; 
Thou no more wilt join our number ; 
Thou no more our songs shalt know. 

3 Yet again we hope to meet thee, 

"When the day of life is fled ; 
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee, 
Where no farewell tear is shed ! 

1221 Gen. ?0 : /?. /&?. 

THE voice of free grace cries. Escape to the mountain, 
For Adam' s lost race Christ hath opened a fountain ; 
For sin and uncleanness, and every transgression, 
His blood flows most freely in streams of salvation. 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, who hath purchased our 

pardon, 
We'll praise him again, when we pass over Jordan! 



2 Ye souls that are wounded ! oh, flee to the Savicror ! 
He calls you in mercy, 'tis infinite favor ; 

Your sins are increasing, escape to the mountain — 
His blood can remove them, it flows from the foun- 
tain. 
Hallelujah to the Lamb, etc. 

3 O Jesus ! ride onward, triumphantly glorious ! 

O'er sin, death, and hell, thou art more than victo- 
rious ; 
Thy name is the theme of the great congregation, 
While angels and men raise the shout of salvation. 
Hallelujah to the Lamb, etc. 

4 With joy shall we stand, when escaped to the shore ; 
With harps in our hands, we'll praise him the more ; 
We'll range the sweet plains on the banks of the 

river, 
And sing of salvation forever and ever ! 
Hallelujah to the Lamb, etc. 

1222 John//: 25. ?2s. 

THOU art gone to the grave ! but we will not 
deplore thee, 
Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb ; 
The Saviour hath passed through its portals before 
thee ; 
And the lamp of his love is thy guide through the 
gloom. 

2 Thou art gone to the grave ! we no longer behold 
thee, 
Nor tread the rough paths of the world by thy 
side ; 
But the wide arms of mercy are spread to enfold 
thee, 
And sinners may hope, for the Sinless hath died. 



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3 Thou art gone to the grave ; and, its mansion forsak- 

ing, 
Perchance thy weak spirit in doubt lingered long ; 
But the sunshine of heaven beamed bright on thy 

waking, 
And the sound thou didst hear was the seraphim's 

song. 

4 Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will not deplore 

thee, 
Since God was thy ransom, thy guardian, thy guide ; 
He gave thee, he took thee, and he will restore thee ; 
And death hath no sting, since the Saviour hath 
died. 



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1223 ***• 3 : 20. 7S & 6S. 

0, no, it is not dying 
To go unto our God ; 
This gloomy earth forsaking, 
Our journey homeward taking, 
Along the starry road. 

2 No, no, it is not dying 
Heaven' s citizen to be ; 

A crown immortal wearing, 
And rest unbroken sharing, 
From care and conflict free. 

3 No, no, it is not dying 
The Shepherd' s voice to know ; 

His sheep he ever leadeth, 
His peaceful flock he feedeth, 
Where living pastures grow. 

4 No, no, it is not dying 
To wear a heavenly crown ; 

Among God's people dwelling, 

The glorious triumph swelling, 

Of him whose sway we own. 



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b Oh, no ! this is not dying, 
Thou Saviour of mankind! 
There, streams of love are flowing, 
No hindrance ever knowing; 
Here, only drops we lind. 

1224 John f * • '*• & M < 

JESUS lives ! no longer now 
Can thy terrors, Death, appall me ; 
Jesus lives ! and well I know, 

From the dead he will recall me ; 
Better life will then commence, 
This shall be my confidence. 

2 Jesus lives ! to him the throne 

Over all the world is given ; 
I shall go where he is gone, 

Live and reign with him in heaven : 
God is pledged ; weak doubtings, hence ! 
This shall be my confidence. 

3 Jesus lives ! I know full well, 

Naught from him my heart can sever ; 
Life nor death, nor powers of hell, 

Joy nor grief, henceforth, forever : 
God will power and grace dispense, 
This shall be my confidence. 

4 Jesus lives ! henceforth is death 

Entrance into life immortal ; 
Calmly I can yield my breath, 

Fearless tread the frowning portal ; 
Lord, when faileth flesh and sense, 
Thou wilt be my confidence ! 

1225 8s&&. 

THERE is a calm for those who weep, 
A rest for weary pilgrims found : 
They softly lie, and sweetly sleep, 
Low in the ground. 



678 f>BATM. 

2 The storm that racks the wintry sky 

No more disturbs their deep repose 
Than summer evening's latest sigh, 
That shuts the rose. 

3 I ]ong to lay this painful head 

And aching heart beneath the soil 
To slumber, in that dreamless bed. 
From all my toil. 

4 The soul, of origin divine, 

God' s glorious image, freed from clay, 
In heaven's eternal sphere shall shine, 
A star of day. 

5 The sun is but a spark of fire, 

A transient meteor in the sky : 
The soul, immortal as its Sire, 
Shall never die. 

1228 p.m. 

VITAL spark of heavenly flame ! 
Quit, oh, quit this mortal frame ; 
Trembling, hoping, lingering, flying — 
Oh, the pain ! — the bliss of dying ! 
Cease, fond nature, cease thy strife, 
And let me languish into life ! 

2 Hark ! they whisper ; angels say, 
" Sister spirit, come away ; " 
What is this absorbs me quite \ — 
Steals my senses, shuts my sight, 
Drowns my spirits, draws my breath \ — 
Tell me, my soul, can this be death ? 

3 The world recedes — it disappears ! 
Heaven opens on my eyes ! — my ears 
Witii sounds seraphic ring ! 

Lend, lend your wings ! I mount ! I fly ! 
" O Grave ! where is thy victory I 
O Death ! where is thy sting ? " 



DBA ■///. 67 g 

ftom.fs. Irr.AC 

NE sweetly solemn thought, 
Comes to me o'er and o'er — 
I am nearer home to-day 
Than I ever have been before. 



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Nearer my Father's house, 

Where the many mansions be ; 

Nearer the great white throne ; 
Nearer the crystal sea ; — 

3 Nearer the bound of life, 

Where we lay our burdens down ; 
Nearer leaving the cross ; 
Nearer gaining the crown. 

4 But lying darkly between, 

Winding down through the night 
Is the deep and unknown stream, 
That leads at last to the light. 

5 Father, perfect my trust ! 

Strengthen the might of my faith ; 
Let me feel as I would when I stand 
On the rock of the shore of death ! 

6 Feel as I would when my feet 

Are slipping over the brink ; — 
For it may be, I'm nearer home — 
Nearer now than I think ! 



12 2 8 'Ppahm /on .- i.-> . Z . M, 

HOW vain is all beneath the skies ! 
How transient every earthly bliss ! 
How slender all the fondest ties, 
That bind us to a world like this ! 

2 The evening cloud, the morning dew. 
The withering grass, the fading flower, 
Of earthly hopes are emblems true— 
The glory of a passing hour ! 



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3 But though earth' s fairest blossoms die, 

And all beneath the skies is vain, 
There is a land, whose confines lie 
Beyond the reach of care and pain. 

4 Then let the hope of joys to come 

Dispel our cares, and chase our fears : 
If God be ours, we're traveling home, 
Though passing through a vale of tears. 



1229 MaH.28:e. 7s. 

ORXIXG breaks upon the tomb, 
Jesus scatters all its gloom ; 
Day of triumph through the skies, — 
See the glorious Saviour rise ! 



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2 Ye, who are of death afraid, 
Triumph in the scattered shade ; 
Drive your anxious cares away ; 
See the place where Jesus lay ! 

3 Christian ! dry your flowing tears, 
Chase your unbelieving fears ; 
Look on his deserted grave ; 
Doubt no more his power to save. 



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1230 James I, .- 11 8s, 7* & 7s. 

HAT is life ? 'tis but a vapor, 
Soon it vanishes away : 
Life is but a dying taper — 

O my soul, why wish to stay \ 
Why not spread thy wings and fly 
Straight to yonder world of joy ? 

2 See that glory, how resplendent I 
Brighter far than fancy paints ; 
There, in majesty transcendent, 
Jesus reigns the King of saints. 
Why not spread, etc. 



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Joyful crowds, his throne surrounding, 

Sing with rapture of his love ; 
Thro' the heavens his praise resounding, 

Filling all the courts above. 
Why not spread, etc. 
Go, and share his people' s glory, 

'Midst the ransomed crowd appear; 
Thine a joyful, wondrous story, 

One that angels love to hear. 
Why not spread, etc. 

1231 2>s.90:*2. CM. 

THOU, whose gently chastening hand 
In mercy deals the "blow ! 
Make but thy servant understand 
Wherefore thou layest me low ! 

2 I ask thee not the rod to spare 

While thus thy love I see ; 
But oh ! let every suffering bear 
Some message. Lord, from thee . 

3 Oh ! silence thou this murmuring will, 

Nor bid thy rough wind stay, 
Till with a furnace hotter still 
My dross is purged away ! 

1232 c..u. 

BEHOLD the western evening light ! 
It melts in deepening gloom : 
So calmly Christians sink away. 
Descending to the tomb. 

2 The winds breathe low, the withering leaf 

Scarce whispers from the tree : 
So gently flows the parting breath 
When good men cease to be. 

3 How beautiful on all the hills 

The crimson light is shed ! 
Tis like the peace the Christian gives 
To mourners round his bed. 



682 



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4 How mildly on the wandering cloud 

The sunset beam is cast ! 
'Tis like the memory left behind 
When loved ones breathe their last. 

5 And now above the dews of night 

The rising star appears : 
So faith springs in the heart of those 
Whose eyes are bathed in tears. 

6 But soon the morning' s happier light 

Its glory shall restore, 
And eyelids that are sealed in death 
Shall wake to close no more. 

1233 **»*■ 00 ■' **• c - M * 

BENEATH our feet and o'er our head 
Is equal warning given ; 
Beneath us lie the countless dead, 
Above us is the heaven ! 

2 Death rides on every passing breeze, 

And lurks in every flower ; 
Each season hath its own disease, 
Its peril every hour ! 

3 Our eyes have seen the rosy light 

Of youth' s soft cheek decay ; 
And fate descend in sudden night 
On manhood' s middle day. 

4 Our eyes have seen the steps of age 

Halt feebly to the tomb ; 
And yet shall earth our hearts engage, 
And dreams of days to come % 

5 Then, mortal, turn ! thy danger know ; 

Where'er thy foot can tread, 
The earth rings hollow from below, 
And warns thee of her dead ! 



6 Turn, mortal, turn ! thy soul apply 
To truths divinely given : 
The dead, wiio underneath thee lie, 
Shall live for hell or heaven ! 

1234 - iiait - •■+ ***< c - M - 

THERE is an hour when I must part 
With all I hold most dear ; 
And life, with its best hopes, will then 
As nothingness appear. 

2 There is an hour when I must sink 

Beneath the stroke of death ; 
And yield to him who gave it first, 
My struggling vital breath. 

3 There is an hour when I must stand 

Before the judgment- seat : 
And all my sins, and all my foes, 
In awful vision meet 

4 There is an hour when I must look 

On one eternity ; 
And nameless woe, or blissful life, 
My endless portion be. 

5 O Saviour, then, in all my need 

Be near, be near to me : 
And let my soul, by steadfast faith, 
Find life and heaven in thee. 



12 3 5 ■ Vat*. 21, : -?0. 7S, 3 1. 

AY of anger ! that dread day 
Shall the sign in heaven display, 
And the earth in ashes lay ! 



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2 Oh, what trembling shall appear, 
When his coming shall be near, 
TFho shall all things strictly clear ! 



68^ THE J VDG.Tf&.YT. 

3 When the trumpet shall command, 
Through the tombs of every land, 
All before the throne to stand ! 

4 What shall I before him say I 
How shall I be safe that day — 
When the righteous scarcely may? 

5 King of awful majesty, 
Saving sinners graciously, — 
Fount of mercy ! save thou me ! 

6 Leave me not, my Saviour ! one, 
For whose soul thy course was run 1 
Lest I be that day undone ! 

7 Though unworthy is my prayer, 
Make my soul thy mercy's care, 
And from death eternal spare ! 

8 When thy voice in wrath shall say, 
Cursed one, depart away ! 

Call ine with thy blest, I pray I 

1236 MaH. 21: 29, 7s. 

N the sun, and moon, and stars, 
Signs and wonders there shall be ; 
Earth shall quake with inward wars, 
Nations with perplexity. 

Soon shall ocean' s hoary deep, 
Tossed with stronger tempests, rise ; 

Wilder storms the mountains sweep, 
Louder thunder rock the skies. 

Dread alarms shall shake the proud, 

Pale amazement, restless fear ; 
And amid the thunder cloud 

Wilt thou, Judge of man ! appear. 

But, though from thine awful face, 
Heaven shall fade, and earth shall fly ; 

Fear not Ave, thy chosen race. 
Our redemj^tion draweth nigh. 



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1237 r* 

AR.TH is past away and gone, 
All her glories, every one, 
All her pomp is broken down ; 
God is reigning, God alone I 

2 All her high ones lowly lie, 
All her mirth hath passed by, 
All her merry-hearted sigh ; 
God is reigning, God on high ! 

3 No more sorrow, no more night ; 
Perfect joy and purest light 1 
With his spotless saints and bright, 
God is reigning in the height ! 

4 Blossing, praise and glory bring, 
Offer every holy thing ; 
Everlasting praises sing ; 

God is reigning, God our King ! 

1238 *•■* 

BEHOLD, the day is come ; 
The righteous Judge is near ; 
And sinners, trembling at their doom, 
Shall soon their sentence hear. 

2 How awful is the sight ! 

How loud the thunders roar ! 
The sun forbears to give his light, 
And stars are seen no more. 

3 The whole creation groans ; 

But saints arise and sing : 
They are the ransomed of the Lord, 
And he their God and King. 

1239 s.m. 

ND will the Judge descend, 

And must the dead arise, 
And not a single soul escape 
His all-discerning eye> i 



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68Q 'J'Ji £ j i j) G M awt % 

2 How will my heart endure 

The terrors of that day, 
When earth and heaven before his face 
Astonished shrink away ? 

3 But, ere the trumpet shakes 

The mansions of the dead, 
Hark, from the gospel's cheering sound, 
What joyful tidings sjoread ! 

4 Ye sinners ! seek his grace 

Whose wrath ye cannot bear; 
Fly to the shelter of his cross, 
And find sanation there. 

1240 *•• *7 • *o, £. M. 71. 

ETERNITY! eternity! 
How long art thou, eternity ! 
And yet to thee time hastes away, 
Like as the war-horse to the fray, 
Or swift as couriers homeward go, 
Or ships to port, or shaft from bow ; 
Ponder, O man, eternity ! 

2 Eternity ! eternity ! 

How long art thou, eternity ! 
As long as God is God, so long 
Endure the pains of hell and wrong, 
So long the joys of heaven remain ; 
Oh, lasting joy ! oh, lasting pain ! 
Ponder, O man, eternity ! 

3 Eternity ! eternity ! 

How long art thou, eternity ! 

O man, full oft thy thoughts should dwell 

Upon the pains of sin and hell, 

And on the glories of the pure, 

That do beyond all time endure ; 

Ponder, man, eternity ! 



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1241 



Malt. 25 : 1.7. C. Jf. 



rpiIAT awful day will surely come, 
-L The appointed hour make haste, 
When I must stand before my Judge, 
And pass the solemn test. 

2 Thou lovely Chief of all my joys, 

Thou Sovereign of my heart ! 
How could I "bear to hear thy voice 
Pronounce the sound, "Depart ! " 

3 Oh, wretched state of deep despair ! 

To see my God remove, — 
And fix my doleful station where 
I must not taste his love ! 

4 Jesus, I throw my arms around, 

And hang upon thy breast : 
Without a gracious smile from thee, 
My spirit cannot rest. 

5 Oh, tell me that my worthless name 

Is graven on thy hands ! 
Show me some promise in thy book, 
Where my salvation stands. 

6 Give me one kind, assuring word, 

To sink my fears again ; 
And cheerfully my soul shall wait 
Her threescore years and ten. 



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1242 **»* 98 •' 91. 8s, 7s & 4s. 

AY of judgment ! day of wonders ! 
Hark ! — the trumpet's awful sound, 
Louder than a thousand thunders, 
Shakes the vast creation round : 

How the summons 
Will the sinner's heart confound ! 



OSS TXJB j i-ncuLwr. 

2 See the Judge, our nature wearing, 
Clothed in majesty divine ! 
You, who long for his appearing, 
Then shall say, "This God is mine ! " 

Gracious Saviour ! 
Own me in that day for thine. 



At his call, the dead awaken, 
Rise to life from earth and sea ; 

All the powers of nature, shaken 
By his looks, prepare to flee : 

Careless sinner ! 
"What will then become of thee 1 



4 But to those who have confessed, 
Loved and served the Lord below, 
He will say, — " Come near, ye blessed ! 
See the kingdom I bestow 

You forever 
Shall my love and glory know." 

1243 Ma&.2&.:27. Ss^SiC'^S. 

LO ! the mighty God appearing — 
From on high Jehovah speaks ! 
Eastern lands the summons hearing, 
O'er the west his thunder breaks : 

Earth beholds him : 
Universal nature shakes. 



Zion all its light unfolding, 
God in glory shall display : 

Lo ! he comes, — nor silence holding, 
Fire and clouds prepare his way : 

Tempests round him 
Hasten on the dreadful day. 



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To the heavens his voice ascending, 

To the earth beneath he cries — 
"Souls immortal now descending, 

Let the sleeping dust arise ! 
Rise to judgment ; 

Let my throne adorn the skies. 



" Gather first my saints around me, 
Those who to my covenant stood ; 

Those who humbly sought and found me, 
Through the dying Saviour's blood : 

Blest Redeemer ! 
Choicest sacrifice to God ! " 



5 Now the heavens on high adore him, 
And his righteousness declare : 
Sinners perish from before him, 
But his saints his mercies share ; 

Just his judgment ! 
God, himself the Judge, is there. 

1244 **** ™ • 37. 8s, 7s d- As. 

SEE the eternal Judge descending ! 
View him seated on his throne ! 
Now, poor sinner, now lamenting, 
Stand and hear thine awful doom ; 

Trumpets call thee, 
Stand and hear thine awful doom ! 



Hear the cries he now is venting, 
Filled with dread of fiercer pain ; 

While in anguish thus lamenting 
That he ne'er was born again — 



Great! v mourning 1 



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That he ne'er was born again. 



6 g o tji e j r n o . a j\w •■/■. 

3 " Yonder sits my slighted Saviour, 
With the marks of dying love ; 
Oh, that I had sought his favor 
When I felt his Spirit move — 

Golden moments, 
When I felt his Spirit move." 

1245 ■***« 2S • **• # s > 7s d- 4s. 

LO ! he cometh,— countless trumpets 
Wake to life the slumbering dead ; 
'Mid ten thousand saints and angels, 
See their great exalted Head : 

Hallelujah !— 
Welcome, welcome, Son of God ! 

2 Full of joyful expectation, 

Saints behold the Judge appear : 
Truth and justice go before him — 
Now the joyful sentence hear ; 

Hallelujah !— 
Welcome, welcome, Judge divine ! 

3 " Come, ye blessed of my Father ! 

Enter into life and joy ; 
Banish all your fears and sorrows ; 
Endless praise be your employ ; 

Hallelujah !— 
Welcome, welcome to the skies ! " 



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1246 Zeck • ** : *°- 8s > 7s & ^ s - 

O ! he comes with clouds descending, 
Once for favored sinners slain ! 
Thousand thousand saints attending, 
Swell the triumph of his train ! 

Hallelujah ! 
Jesus comes, and comes to reign. 



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2 Every eye shall now behold, him, 

Robed in dreadful majesty ! 
Those who set at naught and sold him, 
Pierced and nailed him to the tree, 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see ! 

3 Lo ! the last long separation, 

As the cleaving crowds divide, 
And one dread adjudication 
Sends each soul to either side ! 

Lord of mercy ! 
How shall I that day abide % 

4 Yea, Amen ! let all adore thee, 

High on thine eternal throne ! 
Saviour, take the power and glory ; 
Make thy righteous sentence known ! 

Men and angels 
Kneel and bow to thee alone ! 



1247 *«"■ '-° ■•*• z > M * 7U 

GREAT God, what do I see and hear ! 
The end of things created ! 
The Judge of man I see appear, 

On clouds of glory seated ; 
The trumpet sounds ; the graves restore 
The dead which they contained before ; 
Prepare, my soul, to meet him. 



The dead in Christ shall first arise, 
At the last trumpet' s sounding, 

Caught up to meet him in the skies, 
With joy their Lord surrounding ; 

No gloomy fears their souls dismay, 

Tis presence sheds eternal day 
On those prepared to meet him. 



QQ2 TUB JU&GMJGJTT. 

3 But shiners, filled with guilty fears, 

Behold his wrath prevailing ; 
For they shall rise, and find their tears 

And sighs are unavailing : 
The day of grace is past and gone ; 
Trembling they stand before the throne, 

All unprepared to meet him. 

4 Great God ! what do I see and hear ! 

The end of things created ! 
The Judge of man I see appear, 

On clouds of glory seated : 
Beneath his cross I view the day 
When heayen and earth shall pass away, 

And thus prepare to meet him. 

1248 ****■ & •• j - -£• m. 7/. 

~TT~HEIEX my last hour is close at hand, 

> V My last sad journey taken, 
Do thou, Lord Jesus ! by me stand ; 

Let me not be forsaken : 

Lord ! my spirit I resign 
Into thy loving hands divine ; 

'Tis safe within thy keeping. 

2 Countless as sands upon the shore, 

My sins may then appall me ; 
Yet, though my conscience vex me sore, 

Despair shall not enthrall me ; 
For as I draw my latest breath, 

1 '11 think, Lord Christ ! upon thy death, 

And there find consolation. 

3 I shall not in the grave remain, 

Since thou death's bonds hast severed : 
By hope with th.ee to rise again 

From fear of death delivered, 
I'll come to thee, where'er thou art, 
Live with thee, from thee never part ; 

Therefore I die in rapture. 



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4 And so to Jesus Christ I'll go, 

My Longing arms extending ; 
So fall asleep, in slumber deep, 

Slumber that knows no waking, 
Till Jesus Christ, God's only Son, 
Opens the gates of bliss, leads on 

To heaven, to life eternal. 

1249 * Cor - s • /0 - Z - Jf - 

THE last loud trumpet' s wondrous sound 
Does through the rending tombs rebound ; 
The Judge ascends his awful throne, 
He makes each secret sin be known, 
And all with shame confess their own. 

2 Thou great Creator of mankind ! 
Amazing fears o'erwhelm my mind ; 
My sins my heart with anguish rend ; 
My God, my Saviour, and my Friend, 
Do not forsake me in the end. 

3 Thou who for me didst feel such pain, 
Whose precious blood the cross did stain, 
Let not those agonies be vain ; 

Cancel my debt, too great to pay, 
Before the last accounting day. 

4 From that insatiable abyss, 

Where flames devour, where Satan is, 
Oh, save and bring me to thy bliss ! 
Give to my ransomed soul a place 
Among thy chosen right-hand race. 



1250 * Teier - ? ■ /0 - z - M - 

l HE day of wrath ! that dreadful day, 
When heaven and earth shall pass away ! 
What power shall be the sinner' s stay \ 
How shall he meet that dreadful day \ — 



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-2 When, shriveling like a parchM scroll, 
The liaming heavens together roll. 
And loader yet, and y dread, 

Swells the high tramp that wakes the dead ! 

3 Oh, on that day. that wrathful day. 
When man to judgment wakes from clay, 
Be thou, O Christ, the sinner s stay, 
Tho' heaven and earth shall pass away. 

1251 - *****- t •• 7. z. jr. 

THE Lord shall come ! the earth shall quake ; 
The mountains to their centre shake ; 
And withering from the vault of night, 
The stars withdraw their feeble light. 

2 The Lord shall come ! but not the same 
As once in lowly form he came, — 

A silent Lamb before his foes, 
A weary man, and full of woes. 

3 The Lord shall come ! a dreadful form, 
With wreath of flame, and robe of storm, 
On cherub-wings, and wings of wind, 
Anointed Judge of human kind ! 

4 Can this be he, who wont to stray 
A pilgrim on the world's highway. 

By power oppressed, and mocked by pride, 
The Nazarine, the Crucified I 

5 While sinners in despair shall call, 

" Rocks, hide us ! mountains, on us fall ! " 
The saints, ascending from the tomb, 
Shall sing for joy, " The Lord is come ! " 

1252 fter.2t:2S. Z..U. 

OH for a sweet, inspiring ray. 
To animate our feeble strains. 
From the bright realms of endless day— 
The blissful realms where Jesus reigns ! 



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2 There, low before his glorious throne, 

Adoring saints and angels fall ; 
And, with delightful worship, own 

His smile their bliss, their heaven, their all. 

3 Immortal glories crown his head, 

While tuneful hallelujahs rise, 
And love and joy, and triumph spread 
Through all the assemblies of the skies. 

4 He smiles, — and seraphs tune their songs 

To boundless rapture, while they gaze ; 
Ten thousand thousand joyful tongues 
Eesound his everlasting praise. 

5 There all the followers of the Lamb 

Shall join at last the heavenly choir : 
Oh, may the joy-inspiring theme 
Awake our faith and warm desire ! 



1253 i Cor. 2:0. Z.M. 

OW let our souls, on wings sublime, 
Rise from the vanities of time, 
Draw back the parting vail, and see 
The glories of eternity. 



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Born by a new celestial birth, 
Why should we grovel here on earth ? 
Why grasp at transitory toys, 
So near to heaven s eternal joys ? 

Should aught beguile us on the road, 
"When we are walking back to God i 
For strangers into life we come, 
And dying is but going home. 

Welcome, sweet hour of full discharge ! 
That sets our longing souls at large, 
Unbinds our chains, break's up our cell, 
And gives us with our God to dwell. 



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5 To dwell with God— to feel his love, 
Is the full heaven enjoyed above ; 
And the sweet expectation now 

Is the young dawn of heaven below 



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1254 ***• »••*. z. jr. 

O ! round the throne, a glorious band. 
The saints in countless myriads stand : 
Of every tongue redeemed to God, 
Arrayed in garments washed in blood. 

2 Through tribulation great they came ; 
They bore the cross, despised the shame ; 
But now from all their labors rest, 

In God's eternal glory blest. 

3 They see the Saviour face to face ; 
They sing the triumph of his grace ; 
And day and night, with ceaseless praise, 
To him their loud hosannas raise. 

4 Oh, may we tread the sacred road 
That holy saints and martyrs trod ; 
Wage to the end the glorious strife, 
And win, like them, a crown of life. 

1255 &ev.5.-9. z.jr. 

HARK ! how the choral song of heaven 
Swells full of peace and joy above ; 
Hark ! how they strike their golden harps, 
And raise the tuneful notes of love. 

2 No anxious care nor thrilling grief, 

]S"o deep despair, nor gloomy woe 
They feel, when high their lofty strains 
In noblest, sweetest concord flow. 

3 When shall we join the heavenly host, 

Who sing Immanuers praise on high, 
And leave behiud our doubts and fears, 
To swell the chorus of the sky 1 



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4 Oh, come, thou rapture-bringing morn ! 

And usher in the joyful day ; 
We long to see thy rising sun 
Drive all these clouds of grief away. 

1256 mu?9. £>M. 

LORD, thou wilt bring the joyful day ! 
Beyond earth' s weariness and pains, 
Thou hast a mansion far away, 

Where for thine own a rest remains. 

2 No sun there climbs the morning sky, 

There never falls the shade of night, 
God and the Lamb, forever nigh, 
O'er all shed everlasting light, 

3 The bow of mercy spans the throne, 

Emblem of love and goodness there ; 
While notes to mortals all unknown, 
Float on the calm celestial air. 

4 Around that throne bright legions stand, 

Redeemed by blood from sin and hell ; 
And shining forms, an angel band, 
The mighty chorus join to swell. 

5 There, Lord, thy way-worn saints shall find 

The bliss for which they longed before ; 
And holiest sympathies shall bind 
Thine own to thee forevermore. 

6 O Jesus, bring us to that rest, 

Where all the ransomed shall be found, 
In thine eternal fullness blest, 
While ages roll their cycles round ! 

1257 £.*-. 

H, for a sight, a pleasing sight, 
Of our almighty Father' s throne ! 
There sits our Saviour, crowned with light, 
Clothed in a body like our own. 



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2 Adoring saints around liim stand, 

And thrones and powers before him fall ; 
The God shines gracious thro' the Man, 
And sheds sweet glories on them all. 

3 Oh, what amazing joys they feel, 

While to their golden harps they sing, 
And sit on every heavenly hill, 

And spread the triumphs of then King ! 

4 When shall the day, dear Lord, appear, 

That I shall mount, to dwell above ; 

And stand, and bow, and worship there, 

And view thy face, and sing, and lov 

1258 c.jf. 

THEEE is an hour of peaceful rest, 
To mourning wanderers given ; 
There is a joy for souls distressed, 
A balm for every wounded breast : 
'Tis found above — in heaven. 

2 There is a home for weary souls, 

By sin and sorrow driven. — 
When tossed on life s tempestuous shoals, 
Where storrns arise, and ocean rolls,. 

And all is drear — but heaven. 

3 There faith lifts up her cheerful eye 

To brighter prospects given ; 
And views the tempest passing by. 
The evening shadows quickly fly, 

And all serene — in heaven. 

4 There fragrant flowers immortal bloom, 

And joys supreme are given : 
There rays divine disperse the gloom ; 
Beyond the confines of the tomb 

Appears the dawn of heaven ! 



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699 

c.jr. 



1259 

IVE me the wings of faith, to rise 
Within the vail, and see 
The saints above, how great their joys, 
How bright their glories be. 

2 I ask them — whence their victory came ? 
They, with united breath, 

Ascribe their conquest to the Lamb, — 
Their triumph to his death. 

3 They marked the footsteps he had trod ; 
His zeal inspired their breast ; 

And following their incarnate God, 
Possess the promised rest. 

4 Our glorious Leader claims our praise, 
For his own pattern given,— 

While the long cloud of witnesses 
Show the same path to heaven. 

JO C.M. 

FATHER ! I long, I faint, to see 
The place of thine abode ; 
I'd leave thine earthly courts, and flee 
Up to thy seat, my God ! 

2 Here I behold thy distant face, 
And 'tis a pleasing sight ; 

But, to abide in thine embrace 
Is infinite delight ! 

3 I'd part with all the joys of sense, 
To gaze upon thy throne ; 

Pleasure springs fresh forever thence, 
Unspeakable, unknown. 

4 There all the heavenly hosts are seen ; 
In shining ranks they move ; 

And drink immortal vigor in, 
With wonder and with love. 



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700 



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5 Father ! I long, I faint to see 
The place of thine abode ; 
I'd leave thine earthly courts to "be 
Forever with my God ! 



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1261 Deul.3:25. C.JC 

,!N" Jordan's rugged banks I stand, 
And cast a wishful eye 
To Canaan' s fair and happy land, 
Where my possessions lie. 

2 Oh, the transporting, rapturous scene, 

That rises to my sight ! 
Sweet fields arrayed in living green, 
And rivers of delight ! 

3 O'er all those wide extended plains 

Shines one eternal day ; 
There God, the sun, forever reigns, 
And scatters night away. 

4 No chilling winds, or poisonous breath, 

Can reach that healthful shore ; 
Sickness and sorrow, pain and death, 
Are felt and feared no more. 

5 When shall I reach that happy place, 

And be forever blest I 
When shall I see my Father's face, 
And in his bosom rest ? 

6 Filled with delight, my raptured soul 

Can here no longer stay ; 
Though Jordan' s waves around me roll, 
Fearless I'd launch away. 

1262 fhut.m.'t. cm* 

THEEE is a land of pure delight, 
Where saints immortal reign, 
Infinite day excludes the night, 
And pleasures banish pain. 



2 There everlasting spring abides, 

And never-withering flowers : 

Death, like a narrow sea, divides 
This heavenly land from ours. 

3 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood 

Stand dressed in living green ; 
So to the Jews old Canaan stood, 
While Jordan rolled between. 

4 Oh, could we make our doubts remove, 

These gloomy doubts that rise, 
And see the Canaan that we love, 
With unbeclouded eyes : — 

5 Could we but climb where Moses stood, 

And view the landscape o'er, — 
Not Jordan's stream, nor death's cold flood, 
Should fright us from the shore. 

1263 &er.2t;23. CM. 

THERE, on a high, majestic throne, 
The Almighty Father reigns, 
And sheds his glorious goodness down 
On all the blissful plains. 

2 Bright, like a sun, the Saviour sits, 

And spreads eternal noon ; 
JSTo evenings there, nor gloomy nights, 
To want the feeble moon. 

3 Jesus, and when shall that dear day. 

That joyful hour appear, 
AY lien I shall leave this house of clay, 
To dwell among them there ? 

1264 Ber.2f.f0. C. Jf. 

MOTHER dear, Jerusalem, 
When shall I come to thee ? 
When shall my sorrows have an end ? 
Thy joys when shall I see \ 



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2 O happy harbor of God's saints ! 

O sweet and pleasant soil ! 

In thee no sorrow can be found, 

Nor grief, nor care, nor toil. 

3 No dimly cloud o'ershadows thee, 

Nor gloom, nor darksome night ; 
But every soul shines as the sun, 
For God himself gives light. 

4 Thy walls are made of precious stone, 

Thy bulwarks diamond-square, 
Thy gates are all of orient pearl — 
O God ! if I were there ! 

1265 ftev.3:V. CM. 

THE roseate hues of early dawn, 
The brightness of the day, 
The crimson of the sunset sky, 
How fast they fade away ! 

2 Oh, for the pearly gates of heaven ! 

Oh, for the golden floor ! 
Oh, for the Sun of Kighteousness, 
That setteth nevermore ! 

3 The highest hopes we cherish here, 

How soon they tire and faint ! 

How many a spot defiles the robe 

That wraps an earthly saint ! 

4 Oh, for a heart that never sins ! 

Oh, for a soul washed white ! 
Oh, for a voice to praise our King, 
Nor weary day nor night ! 

5 Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope, 

And grace to lead us higher ; 
But there arc perfectness and peace. 
Beyond our best desire. 



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703 



6 Oh, hy thy love and anguish, Lord, 
And by thy life laid down, 
Grant that we fall not from thy grace, 
Nor fail to reach our crown ! 



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1266 B***f*te. C.M. 

Y feet are weary with the march 
Over the steep hill-side ; 
City of God ! I fain would see 
Thy peaceful waters glide ! 

2 My hands are weary, toiling on 

For perishable meat ; 
City of God ! I fain would reach 
Thy glorious mercy-seat ! 

3 Patience, poor heart ! His feet were worn, 

His hands were weary too ; 
His garments stained, and travel-torn, 
His head wet with the dew. 

4 Love thou the path thy Saviour trod, 

And patient wait thy rest ; 
His holy city thou shalt see, 
Home of the loved and blest ! 

1267 SCor.S:/. C.M. 

THERE is a house not made with hands, 
Eternal, and on high : 
And here my spirit waiting stands, 
Till God shall bid it fly. 

2 Shortly this prison of my clay 

Must be dissolved and fall ; 

Then, O my soul, with joy obey 

Thy heavenly Father's call. 

3 We walk by faith of joys to come ; 

Faith lives upon his word ; 
But while the body is our home, 
We're absent from the Lord. 



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4 'Tis pleasant to believe thy grace, 
But we had rather see ; 
We would be absent from the flesh, 
And present, Lord, with thee. 

1268 2>hii.3!2G. CM. 

"TTTHILE thro' this changing world we roam 

V V From infancy to age, 
Heaven is the Christian pilgrim's home, 

His rest at every stage. 

2 Thither, his raptured thought ascends, 

Eternal joys to share ; 
There, his adoring spirit bends, 
While here, he kneels in prayer. 

3 From earth his freed affections rise, 

To fix on things above, 
Where all his hope of glory lies — 
Where all is perfect love. 

4 There, too, may we our treasure place — 

There let our hearts be found ; 
That still, where sin abounded, grace 
May more and more abound. 

5 Henceforth, our conversation be 

With Christ before the throne ; 
Ere long* we, eye to eye, shall see, 
And know as we are known. 

1269 JVbflsfO. CM. 

IN vain our fancy strives to paint 
The moment after death, 
The glories that surround a saint 
When yielding up his breath. 

2 One gentle sigh the bondage breaks ; 
We scarce can say — he ' s gone ! 
Before the willing spirit takes 
Its mansion near the throne. 



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Faith strives, but all its efforts fail 
To trace the spirit's lliglit ; 

No eye can pierce within the vail 
Which hides that world of light 



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4 Thus much, and 'tis enough to know, 

Saints arc completely blest ; 
Have done with sin, and care, and woe, 
And with their Saviour rest. 

5 On harps of gold they praise his name, 

And see him face to face ; 
Oh, let us catch the heavenly flame, 
And live in his embrace ! 



1270 John U: 2. S.M. 

HAVE a home above, 
From sin and sorrow free ; 
A mansion which eternal love 
Designed and formed for me. 



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2 My Father's gracious hand 

Has built this sweet abode ; 
From everlasting it was planned — 
My dwelling-place with God. 

3 My Saviour's precious blood 

Has made my title sure ; 
He passed thro' death's dark raging flood 
To make my rest secure. 

4 The Comforter is come, 

The earnest has been given ; 
He leads me onward to the home 
Reserved for me in heaven. 

5 Loved ones are gone before, 

Whose pilgrim days are done ; 
I soon shall greet them on that shore 
Where partings are unknown. 



706 *w*rMjr. 

1271 iifb - // •' **' s - Jf * 

FROM Egypt's bondage come, 
Where death and darkness reign, 
We seek our new, our better home, 
Where we our rest shall gain. 

2 To Canaan s sacred bound 

We haste, with songs of joy ; 
Where peace and liberty are found, 
And sweets that never cloy. 

3 Our toils and conflicts cease, 

On Canaan's happy shore ! 
We there shall dwell in endless peace, 
And never hunger more. 

4 There, in celestial strains, 

Enraptured myriads sing ; 
There love in every bosom reigns, 
For G-od himself is King. 

5 We soon shall join the throng. 

Their pleasures we shall share ; 
And sing the everlasting song, 
With all the ransomed there. 

1272 s.m. 

FAR from my heavenly home, 
Far from my Father' s breast, 
Fainting. I cry, "Blest Spirit, come, 
And speed me to my rest ! " 

2 Upon the willows long 

My harp has silent hung ; 
How should I sing a cheerful song, 
Till thou inspire my tongue ! 

3 My spirit homeward turns. 

And fain would thither flee ; 
My heart, O Zion. droops and yearns, 
When I remember thee. 



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707 



4 To thee, to thee I press — 

A dark and toilsome road: 
When shall I pass the wilderness, 
And reach the saints' abode? 

1273 S.M.,9. 

THERE is no night in heaven ; 
In that blest world above 
Work never can bring weariness, 

For work itself is love. 
There is no grief in heaven ; 

For life is one glad day. 
And tears are of those former things 
"Which all have passed away. 

2 There is no want in heaven ; 

The Lamb of God supplies 
Life's tree of twelve-fold fruitage still, 

Life' s spring which never dries. 
There is no sin in heaven ; 

Behold that blessed throng ! 
All holy is their spotless robe. 

All holy is their song. 

3 There is no death in heaven ; 

For they who gain that shore 
Have won their immortality, 

And they can die no more. 
There is no death in heaven ; 

But when the Christian dies, 
The angels wait his parted soul, 

And waft it to the skies ! 

1274 s.m. 

AjSTD is there, Lord, a rest 
- For weary souls designed, 
Where not a care shall stir the breast, 
Or sorrow entrance find \ 



2 Is there a blissful home, 

Where kindred minds shall meet,. 
And live, and love, nor ever roam 
From that serene retreat I 

3 Are there bright, happy fields, 

Where naught that blooms shall die ; 
Where each new scene fresh pleasure yields, 
And healthful breezes sigh ? 

4 Are there celestial streams, 

Where living waters glide, 
With murmurs sweet as angel dreams, 
And flowery banks beside I 

5 Forever blessed they, 

Whose joyful feet shall stand, 
While endless ages waste away y 
Amid that glorious land ! 

6 My soul would thither tend, 

While toilsome years are given ; 
Then let me, gracious God, ascend 
To sweet repose in heaven ! 

1275 7s&6s. 

RISE, my soul ! and stretch thy wings, 
Thy better portion trace ; 
Rise from transitory things, 

Toward heaven, thy native place : 
Sun and moon and stars decay ; 
Time shall soon this earth remove ; 
Rise, my soul I and haste away 
To seats prepared above. 

2 Rivers to the ocean run, 

INor stay in all their course ; 
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun ; 
Both speed them to their source ; 



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709 



So a soul, thai 's born of God, 
Pants to view his glorious face, 
Upward tends to his abode, 
To rest in his embrace. 

3 Fly me, riches ! fly me, cares ! 

While I that coast explore ; 
Flattering world ! with all thy snares, 

Solicit me no more : 
Pilgrims fix not here their home ; 
Strangers tarry but a night ; 
When the last dear morn is come, 

They'll rise to joyful light. 

4 Cease, ye pilgrims ! cease to mourn, 

Press onward to the prize ; 
Soon our Saviour will return 

Triumphant in the skies ! 
Yet a season, and you know 
Happy entrance will be given ; 
All our sorrows left below, 

And earth exchanged for heaven. 

1276 7s&6s. 

TIME is winging us away 
To our eternal home ; 
Life is but a winter' s day — 

A journey to the tomb ; 
Youth and vigor soon will flee, 

Blooming beauty lose its charms ; 
All that's mortal soon shall be 
Enclosed in death' s cold arms. 

2 Time is winging us away 
To our eternal home ; 
Life is but a winter' s day — 
A journey to the tomb ; 



71 q j/l,i r/:.;\ 

But the Christian shall enjoy 
Health and beauty, soon, above, 

Far beyond the world' s alloy, 
Secure in Jesus' love. 



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1277 *>.*?- 

Y days are gliding swiftly by, 
And I, a pilgrim stranger, 
"Would not detain them as they fly, 
Those hours of toil and danger. 
For oh, we stand on Jordan' s strand, 

Our friends are passing over ; 
And just before, the Shining Shore, 
We may almost discover ! 

2 We'll gird our loins, my brethren dear, 

Our heavenly home discerning ; 
Our absent Lord has left us word, 
Let every lamp be burning. 

3 Should coming days be cold and dark, 

We need not cease our singing ; 

That perfect rest naught can molest, 

Where golden harps are ringing. 

4 Let sorrow's rudest tempest blow, 

Each chord on earth to sever ; 
Our King says, Come, and there's our home, 
Forever, oh, forever ! 

1278 c.m. 

WEET land of rest ! for thee I sigh, 
When will the moment come 
When I shall lay my armor by, 
And dwell with Christ at home ! 
Home, home, sweet, sweet home, 
With Christ shall be my home, 
Home, home, sweet, sweet home, 
With Christ shall be my home. 



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2 No tranquil joys on earth T know, 

~No peaceful, sheltering clonic ; 

This world's a wilderness of woe, 
This world is not my home. 
Home, home, etc. 

3 Weary of wandering round and round, 

Tiiis vale of sin and gloom, 
I long to leave th' unhallowed ground, 
And dwell with Christ at home. 
Home, home, etc. 



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1279 **** *i •• *• %>• m. 

H, this heart is void and chill, 
Mid earth's noisy thronging ; 
For my Father's mansions still 
Earnestly is longing ; 
Looking home ! looking home ! 

Toward the heavenly mansions 
Jesus hath jirepared for me 
In his Father' s kingdom ! 

Soon the glorious day will dawn, 
Heavenly pleasures bringing ; 
Night will be exchanged for morn, 
Sighs give place to singing. 

Looking home ! looking home ! 

Toward the heavenly mansions 
Jesus hath prepared for me 
In his Father's kingdom ! 

With this load of sin and care, 

Then no longer bending, 
But with waiting angels there 
On our soul attending : — 
Blessed home ! blessed home ! 
All for which we're sighing ; 
Soon our Lord will bid us come 
To our Father s kingdom ! 



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1280 v*.A*9. $sd-7s,&. 

"N the Christian's home in glory- 
There remains a land of rest, 
There my Saviour's gone before me, 
To fulfill my soul's request. 
There is rest for the weary, 
There is rest for the weary ; 
On the other side of Jordan, 
In the sweet fields of Eden, 
Where the tree of life is blooming, 
There is rest for you ! 

2 He is fitting up my mansion, 
Which eternally shall stand ; 

For my stay shall not be transient 
In that holy, happy land. 
There is rest, etc. 

3 Death itself shall then be vanquished, 
And his sting shall be withdrawn ; 

Shout for gladness, O ye ransomed ! 
Hail with joy the rising morn. 
There is rest, etc. 

4 Sing, oh, sing, ye heirs of glory ! 
Shout your triumphs as you go ; 

Zion' s gates will open for you, 
You shall find an entrance through. 
There is rest. etc. 



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1281 68&&s. 

'M but a stranger here, 
Heaven is my home ; 
Earth is a desert drear, 
Heaven is my home ; 
Danger and sorrow stand 
Round me on every hand ; 
Heaven is my fatherland, 
Heaven is my home. 



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2 What though the tempest rage, 

Heaven is my home : 
Short is my pilgrimage, 
Heaven is my home: 

Time's cold and wintry blast 
Soon will be overpast ; 
I shall reach home at last, 
Heaven is my home. 

3 There at my Saviour's side, 

Heaven is my home : 
I shall be glorified — 

Heaven is my home : 
There are the good and blest ? 
Those I loved most and best ; 
And there I, too, shall rest, 

Heaven is my home. 



1282 Xer.2f;2. T.M. 

"TT^E are on our journey home, 

V V Where Christ our Lord is gone ; 
We shall meet around his throne, 
When he makes his people one, 
In the new Jerusalem. 



2 We can see that distant home, 

Though clouds rise dark between ; 
Faith views the radiant dome, 
And a lustre flashes keen 
From the new Jerusalem. 

3 Oh, holy, heavenly home ! 

Oh, rest eternal there ! 
When shall the exiles come, 
Where they cease from earthly care, 
In the new Jerusalem \ 



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7U iiJ^incv. 

4 Our hearts are breaking now 
Those mansions fair to see ; 

Lord ! thy heavens how, 
And raise us up with thee, 

To the new Jerusalem. 

1283 *»• ' •• '*. *>- *• 

J M a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger ; 

1 can tarry, I can tarry but a night ! 
Do not detain me, for I am going 

To where the fountains are ever flowing : 
I'm a pilgrim, etc. 

2 There the glory is ever shining ! 

Oh, my longing heart, my longing heart is there ! 
Here in this country so dark and dreary, 
I long have wandered forlorn and weary : 
I'm a pilgrim, etc. 

3 There's the city to which I journey ; 
My Redeemer, my Redeemer is its light ! 
There is no sorrow, nor any sighing, 
JN T or any tears there, nor any dying ! 

I'm a pilgrim, etc. 

1284 Ser.7:*S. 7s, 2). 

"TT^HO are these in bright array, 

V V This innumerable throng, 
Round the altar night and day, 

Hymning one triumphant song \ — 
"Worthy is the Lamb, once slain, 

Blessing, honor, glory, power, 
Wisdom, riches, to obtain, 

New dominion every hour." 

2 These through fiery trials trod ; 
These from great affliction came: 
Now, before the throne of God, 
Sealed with his almighty name, 



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Clad in raiment pure and white, 

Victor-palms in every hand, 
Throng] i their dear Redeemer's might, 

More than conquerors they stand. 

Hunger, thirst, disease unknown, 

On immortal fruits they feed ; 
Them the Lamb, amid the throne, 

Shall to living fountains lead : 
Joy and gladness banish sighs ; 

Perfect love dispel all fears ; 
And forever from their eyes 

God shall wipe away the tears. 

1285 Isa - ao •' 20 - 7s > ^ 

IGH in yonder realms of light, 
Dwell the raptured saints above ; 
Far beyond our feeble sight, 

Happy in Immanuel's love : 
Pilgrims in this vale of tears, 

Once they knew, like us below, 

Gloomy doubts, distressing fears, 

Torturing pain and heavy woe. 

But these days of weeping o'er, 

Passed this scene of toil and pain, 
They shall feel distress no more — 

Never, never weep again : 
'Mid the chorus of the skies, 

'Mid the angelic lyres above, 
Hark, their songs melodious rise, 

Songs of praise to Jesus' love ! 

All is tranquil and serene, 

Calm and undisturbed repose : 
There no cloud can intervene, 

There no angry tempest blows : 
Every tear is wiped away, 

Signs no more shall heave the breast, 
Night is lost in endless day. 

Sorrow, in eternal rest. 



77 £ HEA}'L\V. 

12 8 6 Seb ?s d- 6s, 1). 

JERUSALEM, the glorious ! 
<J The -lory of the'elect,— 

clear and future vision 
That eager hearts expect ! 

Ev'n now by faith I see thee, 

Ev'n here thy walls discern ; 
To thee my thoughts are kindled, 

And strive, and pant, and yearn ! 

2 The Cross is all thy splendor, 

The Crucified, thy praise ; 
His laud and benediction 

Thy ransomed people raise ; — 
Jerusalem ! exulting 

On that securest shore, 

1 hope thee, wish thee, sing thee, 
And love thee evermore ! 

3 sweet and blessed Country I 

Shall I e'er see thy face I 
sweet and blessed Country ! 

Shall I e'er win thy grace ! — 
Exult. dust and ashes ! 

The Lord shall be thy part ; 
His only, his forever. 

Thou shalt be. and thou art ! 

1287 *wr- ?J •• *• 7* d ' 6*> &- 

REJOICE, rejoice, believers ! 
And let your lights appear ; 
The shades of eve are thickening, 

And darker night is near ; 
The Bridegroom is advancing ; 

Each hour he draws more nigh : 
Up ! watch and pray, nor slumber ; 
At midnight comes the cry. 



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See that your Lamps are burning, 

Your vessels filled with oil ; 
Wait calmly your deliverance 

From earthly pain and toil. 
The watchers on the mountains 

Proclaim the Bridegroom near, 
Go, meet him, as he cometh, 

With halleluiahs clear. 



VI" 



The saints, who here in patience 

Their cross and sufferings bore, 
With him shall reign forever, 

When sorrow is no more : 
Around the throne of glory 

The Lamb shall they behold, 
Adoring cast before him 

Their diadems of gold. 

Our hope and expectation, 

O Jesus, now appear ! 
Arise, thou Sun so looked-for, 

O'er this benighted sphere ! 
With hearts and hands uplifted, 

We plead, O Lord, to see 
The day of our redemption, 

And ever be with thee. 



1288 «"• *' •• '*■ 7s d ' 6s > ®< 

FOR thee, O dear, dear Country ! 
Mine eyes their vigils keep : 
For very love, beholding 

Thy happy name, they weep ; — 
O one, O only, mansion ! 

Paradise of joy ! 
Where tears are ever banished, 
And bliss hath no alloy. 



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2 Thy ageless Avails are bonded 

With amethyst unpriced ; 

The saints build up the fabric, 
The corner-stone is Christ ! 

Upon the Rock of Ages 
They raise thy holy tower ; 

Thine is the victor's laurel, 
And thine the golden dower. 

3 They stand, those halls of Zion, 

Conjubilant with song ; 
And bright with many an angel, 

With many a martyr-throng ; 
The Prince is ever in them, 

The light is aye serene, 
The pastures of the blessed 

Are decked in glorious sheen. 

4 There is the throne of David ; 

And there, from toil released, 
The shout of them that triumph, 

The song of them that feast ; 
And they, beneath their Leader, 

Who conquered in the fight, 
Forever and forever 

Are clad in robes of white ! 



1289 ■**■ n •■ 21. 7s d- Os, D. 

NO seas again shall sever, 
Xo desert intervene ; 
No deep sad-flowing river 

Shall roll its tide between : 
Love and un severed union 

Of soul with those we love, 
Nearness and glad communion, 
Shall be our joy above. 



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No dread of wasting sickness, 
No thought of ache or pain, 

No fretting hours of weakness, 

Shall mar our peace again: 
No death our homes o'er si lading, 

Shall e'er our harps unstring; 
For all is life unfading 

In presence of our King ! 

0, the seal of death is breaking ; 
Those who slept its sleep are waking ; 
Heaven opes its portals fair ! 
Hark ! the harps of God are ringing, 
Hark ! the seraph's hymn is flinging 
Music on immortal air. 

2 There, no more at eve declining, 
Suns without a cloud are shining 

O'er the land of life and love ; 
There the founts of life are flowing, 
Flowers unknown to time are blowing, 

In that radiant scene above. 

3 There no sigh of memory swelleth ; 
There no tear of misery welleth ; 

Hearts will bleed or break no more ; 
Past is all the cold world' s scorning, 
Gone the night and broke the morning 

Over all the golden shore ! 

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LO ! what a glorious sight appears, 
To our believing eyes ! 
The earth and seas are passed away, 
And the old rolling skies. 



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2 From the third heaven where God resides— 

That holy, happy place,— 
The New Jerusalem comes down, 
Adorned with sinning grace. 

3 Attending angels shout for joy, 

And the bright armies sing, — 

" Mortals ! behold the sacred seat 

Of your descending King : — 

4 "The God of glory, down to men, 

Removes his blest abode ; — 
Men, the dear objects of his grace, 
And he their loving God : — 

5 " His own soft hand shall wipe the tears 

From every weeping eye ; 
And pains, and groans, and griefs, and fears, 
And death itself shall die ! " 

6 How long, dear Saviour ! oh, how long 

Shall this bright hour delay % 
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time ! 
And bring the welcome day. 

1292 c.m. 

JERUSALEM ! my happy home ! 
Name ever dear to me ! 
"When shall my labors have an end, 
In joy, and peace, in thee % 

2 Oh, when, thou city of my God, 

Shall I thy courts ascend, 
Where congregations ne'er break up, 
And Sabbaths have no end ? 

3 There happier bowers than Eden's bloom, 

Nor sin nor sorrow know : 
Blest seats ! thro' rude and stormy scenes, 
I onward press to you. 



4 Why should I shrink at pain and woe ? 

Or feel, at death, dismay : 
I've Canaan's goodly land in view, 
A ad realms of endless day. 

5 Apostles, martyrs, prophets there, 

Around my Saviour stand ; 
And soon my friends in Christ below, 
Will join the glorious band. 

6 Jerusalem ! my happy home ! 

My soul still pants for thee ; 
Then shall my labors have an end, 
When I thy joys shall see. 

1293 &ep.ff.'f2* 7s. 

" /"^iOME up hither ! come away ;" 
v_y Thus the ransomed spirits sing ; 
Here is cloudless, endless day ; 
Here is everlasting spring. 

2 Come up hither ; come and dwell 

With the living hosts above ; 
Come, and let your bosoms swell 
With their burning songs of love. 

3 Come up hither ; come and share 

In the sacred joys that rise, 
Like an ocean, everywhere 
Through the myriads of the skies. 

4 Come up hither ; come and shine 

In the robes of spotless white ; 
Palms, and harps, and crowns are thine ; 
Hither, hither wing your flight. 

5 Come up hither ; hither speed ; 

Rest is found in heaven alone ; 
Here is all the wealth you need ; 

Come and make this wealth your own. 



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1294 #<»>> 2? ■ 93. Z . M. 

ALIGHT streams downward from the sky, 
An open door the radiance shows, 
Through which the ransomed spirits fly, 
To enter bliss no mortal knows. 

2 Girded with gladness in that home, 

No soul its sackcloth ever wears ; 
No sickness, griefs, or fears can come, 
Nor burdened heart with heavy cares. 

3 A tree of life, with pleasant shade, 

Grows in that upper Paradise ; 
Renewed from Eden' s early glade, 
Its various fruit each want supplies. 

4 There flowers of grace in beauty stand, 

With fragrance of immortal bloom ; 
No blighting breath, nor icy hand, 
Demands their sweetness for the tomb. 

5 Sweet sinless home ! my spirit longs 

To mount the skies, and breathe thine air ; 
With grateful heart to join the songs, 
Whose rolling tide flows ceaseless there ! 

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LET me be with thee where thou art, 
My Saviour, my eternal Rest ; 
Then only will this longing heart 
Be fully and forever blest. 

2 Let me be with thee where thou art, 

Thine unvailed glory to behold ; 
Then only will this wandering heart 
Cease to be false to thee and cold. 

3 Let me be with thee where thou art, 

Where spotless saints thy name adore ; 
Then only will this sinful heart 
Be evil and defiled no more. 



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4 Let me be with thee where thou art, 

Where none can die, where none remove ; 
There neither death nor life will part 
Me from thy presence and thy love. 

| 3)eut.3l:U Z.M. 

AS when the weary traveler gains 
_ The height of some overlooking hill, 
His heart revives, if ' cross the plains. 
He eyes his home though distant still : — 

2 So when the Christian pilgrim views, 

By faith, his mansion in the skies, 
The sight his fainting strength renews, 
And wings his speed to reach the prize. 

3 'T is there, he says, I am to dwell, 

With. Jesus in the realms of day ! 
Then I shall bid my cares farewell, 
And he will w r ipe my tears away ! 



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EE the ransomed millions stand, — 



Palms of conquest in their hands ! 
This before the throne their strain, — 
"Hell is vanquished — death is slain ! — 
Blessing, honor, glory, might, 
Are the Conqueror's native right ! 
Thrones and powers before him fall, — 
Lamb of God, and Lord of all ! " 



Hasten, Lord ! the promised hour ; 

Come in glory and in power ! 

Still thy foes are unsubdued : 

Nature sighs to be renewed : 

Time has nearly reached its sum : 

All things with the Bride, say, u Come ! " 

Jesus ! whom all worlds adore, 

Come, —and reign forevermore ! 



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BEAUTIFUL Zion, built above, 
Beautiful city, that I love, 
Beautiful gates of pearly white, 
Beautiful temple, — God its light! 
He who was slain on Calvary 
Opens those pearly gates to me. 

2 Beautiful heaven, where all is light, 
Beautiful angels, clothed in white, 
Beautiful strains that never tire, 
Beautiful harps through all the choir ! 
There shall I join the chorus sweet, 
Worshiping at the Saviour' s feet. 

3 Beautiful crowns on every brow, 
Beautiful palms the conquerors show, 
Beautiful robes the ransomed wear, 
Beautiful all who enter there ! 
Thither I press with eager feet ; 
There shall my rest be long and sweet. 

4 Beautiful throne for Christ our King, 
Beautiful songs the angels sing, 
Beautiful rest, all wanderings cease, 
Beautiful home of perfect peace ! 
There shall my eyes the Saviour see : 
Haste to this heavenly home with me ! 

1299 f>eut.12:9. 

rpHIS is not my place of resting, — 
-L Mine ' s a city yet to come ; 
Onward to it I am hasting — 
On to my eternal home. 

2 In it all is light and glory ; 

O'er it shines a nightless day : 
Every trace of sin' s sad story, 
All the curse, hath passed away. 



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3 There the Lamb, our Shepherd, leads us 

By the streams of life along, — 
On the freshest pastures feeds us, 
Turns our sighing into song. 

4 Soon wo pass this desert dreary, 

Soon we bid farewell to pain ; 
Never more are sad or weary, 
Never, never sin again ! 



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C~^\ HEAT Eedeemer, Friend of sinners, 
X Tli on hast wondrous power to save ; 
Grant me grace, and still protect me, 
Over life's tempestuous wave. 

2 May my soul, with sacred transport, 

View the dawn while yet afar ; 
And, until the sun arises, 

Lead me by the Morning Star. 

3 See the happy spirits, waiting 

On the banks beyond the stream ; 
Sweet responses still repeating, — 
Jesus, Jesus is their theme. 

4 Swiftly roll, ye lingering hours, 

Seraphs, lend your glittering wings ; 
Love absorbs my ransomed powers, 
Heavenly sounds around me ring ! 



BEYOND the smiling and the weeping 
I shall be soon ; 
Beyond the waking and the sleeping, 
Beyond the sowing and the reaping, 
I shall be soon ! 
Love, rest, and home — 
Sweet hope ! Lord, tarry not, but come ! 



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y%@ HEAVEN. 

2 Beyond the "blooming and the fading, 
I shall be soon ; 
Beyond the shining and the shading, 
Beyond the hoping and the dreading, 
I shall be soon ! 
Love, rest, and home — 
Sweet hope ! Lord, tarry not, but come ! 

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THERE is a holy city, 
A happy world above, 
Beyond the starry regions, 

Built by the God of love ; 
An everlasting temple — 

And saints arrayed in white, 

There serve their great Redeemer, 

And dwell with him in light. 



The meanest child of glory 

Outshines the radiant sun ; 
But who can speak the splendor 

Of that eternal throne 
Where Jesus sits exalted, 

In godlike majesty % 
The elders fall before him, 

The angels bend the knee. 

The hosts of saints around him 

Proclaim his work of grace ; 
The patriarchs and prophets, 

And all the godly race, 
Who speak of fiery trials 

And tortures on their way — 
They came from tribulation 

To everlasting day. 



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And what shall be my journey, 

How long i below, 

Or what shall be my trials, 

Are not for me to know ; 
In every day of trouble, 

I'll raise my thoughts on high ; 
I'll think of the bright temple, 

And crowns above the sky. 



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OME, sing to me of heaven, 
When I'm about to die ; 
Sing songs of holy ecstasy, 
To waft my soul on high. 
There'll be no sorrow there, 

There'll be no sorrow there, 
In heaven above, where all is love, 
There'll be no sorrow there ! 

2 When the last moment comes, 

Oh, watch my dying face, 
To catch the bright seraphic glow, 
"Which on each feature plays. 

3 Then to my raptured ear 

Let one sweet song be given ; 

Let music charm me last on earth, 

And greet me first in heaven ! 

1304 CM. ,2). 

THERE is an hour of hallowed peace, 
For those with cares oppressed, 
When sighs and sorrowing shall cease, 

And all be hushed to rest : — 
'Tis then the soul is freed from fears 

And doubts, which here annoy; 
Then they, who oft have sown in tears, 
Shall reap again in joy. 



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2 Tliere is a home of sweet repose, 

AYhere storms assail no more ; 
The stream of endless pleasure flows, 

On that celestial shore : 
There, purity with love appears, 

And bliss without alloy ; 
There, they, who oft have sown in tears, 

Shall reap again in joy. 

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TIME, thou speedest on but slowly. 
Hours, how tardy is your pace ! 
Ere with Him, the high and holy, 

I hold converse face to face. 
Here is nought but care and mourning ; 

Comes a joy, it will not stay ; 
Fairly shines the sun at dawning, 
Night will soon o'ercloud the day. 

2 Onward then ! not long I wander 

Ere my Saviour comes for me, 
And with him abiding yonder, 

All Ms glory I shall see. 
Oh ! the music and the singing 

Of the host redeemed by love ! 
Oh ! the hallelujahs ringing 

Through the halls of light above ! 

1306 8s&7s,l>. 

TESTIS, blessed Mediator ! 
*J Thou the airy path hast trod ; 
Thou the Judge, the Consummator ! 

Shepherd of the fold of God ! 
Can I trust a fellow-being ? 

Can I trust an angel' s care ? 
O thou merciful All-seeing ! 

Beam around my spirit there. 



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Blessed fold ! no foe can enter ; 

And no friend departeth thence ; 
Jesus is their sun, their centre, 

And their shield Omnipotence ! 
Blessed, for the Lamb shall feed them, 

All their tears shall wipe away, 
To the living fountains lead them, 

Till fruition's perfect day. 

Lo ! it comes, that day of wonder ! 

Louder cli orals shake the skies : 
Hades' gates are burst asunder ; 

See ! the new-clothed myriads rise ! 
Thought ! repress thy weak endeavor ; 

Here must reason prostrate fall ; 
Oh, the ineffable Forever ! 

And the eternal All in All ! 



1307 Ser.T.-fS. 7s, 2). 

"TTTHO are these arrayed in white, 

V V Brighter than the noon-day sun ? 
Foremost of the sons of light, 

Nearest the eternal throne ? 
These are they that bore the cross ; 

Nobly for their Master stood ; 
Sufferers in his righteous cause ; 

Followers of the dying God. 

2 Out of great distress they came ; 

"Washed their robes, by faith below, 
In thy blood, O glorious Lamb ! 

Blood that washes white as snow ; 
Therefore are they next the throne ; 

Serve their Maker day and night ; 
God resides among his own, 

God doth in his saints delight. 



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THERE is a land immortal, 
The beautiful of lands ; 
Beside its ancient portal 
A silent sentry stands ; 
He only can undo it, 

And orjen wide the door ; 
And mortals who pass through it, 
Are mortals nevermore. 

2 Though dark and drear the passage 

That leadeth to the gate, 
Yet grace comes with the message, 

To souls that watch and wait ; 
And at the time appointed 

A messenger comes down, 
And leads the Lord's anointed 

From cross to glory' s crown. 

3 Their sighs are lost in singing, 

They're blessed in their tears ; 
Their journey heavenward winging, 

They leave on earth their fears : 
Death like an angel seemeth : 

"We welcome thee,'* they cry ; 
Their face with glory beameth — 

'Tis life for them to die ! 

1309 .lwrnv.^z. Z.Jf. 

GEE AT God of nations ! now to thee 
Our hymn of gratitude we raise ; 
With humble heart, and bending knee, 
We offer thee our song of praise. 

2 Thy name we bless. Almighty God ! 
For all the kindness thou hast shown, 
To this fair land the Pilgrims trod, — 
This land we fondly call our own. 



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3 Here, freedom spreads her banner wide, 

And casts her soft and hallowed ray ; — 
Here, thou our fathers' steps didst guide 
In safety, through their dangerous way. 

4 We praise thee, that the gospel's light, 

Through all our land, its radiance sheds ; 
Dispels the shades of error's night, 

And heavenly blessings round us spreads. 

X310 TSH. \ vrv G2 ) 7. V£. -L* M. 

ETERNAL Source of every joy, 
Well may thy praise our lips employ, 
While in thy temple we appear, 
To hail thee, Sovereign of the year ! 

2 Wide as the wheels of nature roll, 

Thy hand supports and guides the whole, 
The sun is taught by thee to rise, 
And darkness when to vail the skies. 

3 The flowery spring at thy command, 
Perfumes the air, adorns the land ; 
The summer rays with vigor shine, 
To raise the corn, to cheer the vine. 

4 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours, 
Through all our coasts, redundant stores : 
And winters, softened by thy care, 

No more the face of horror wear. 

5 Seasons and months, and weeks, and days, 
Demand successive songs of praise ; 

And be the grateful homage paid, 
With morning light and evening shade. 

6 Here in thy house let incense rise, 
And circling Sabbaths bless our eyes, 
Till to those lofty heights we soar, 
Where days and years revolve no more. 



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1311 '" YEAR. 

UR, Helper, God ! we bless thy name, 
Whose love forever is the same ; 
The tokens of thy gracious care 
Open, and crown, and close the year. 

Amid ten thousand snares we stand, 
Supported "by thy guardian hand; 
And see, when we review our ways, 
Ten thousand monuments of praise. 

Thus far thine arm has led us on ; 
Thus far we make thy mercy known ; 
And, while we tread this desert land, 
New mercies shall new songs demand. 

Our grateful souls, on Jordan' s shore, 
Shall raise one sacred pillar more ; 
Then bear, in thy "bright courts above, 
Inscriptions of immortal love. 

1312 *w TJ o. * mz, I*. M. 

GOD, beneath thy guiding hand, 
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea ; 
And when they trod the wintry strand, 

With prayer and psalm they worshiped thee. 

2 Thou heard' st, well-pleased, the song, the prayer ; 
Thy blessing came ; and still its power 

Shall onward through all ages bear 
The memory of that holy hour. 

3 Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God 
Came with those exiles o'er the waves ; 

And where their pilgrim feet have trod, 
The God they trusted guards their graves. 

4 And here thy name, O God of love, 
Their children's children shall adore, 

Till these eternal hills remove, 

And spring adorns the earth no more. 



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1313 ■ v/:)r > VW/ ''- Z.M. 

REAT God, we sing that mighty hand, 
_X By which supported still we stand : 
The opening year thy mercy shows ; 
Li>t mercy crown it till it close. 

2 By day, by night — at home, abroad, 
Still we are guarded by our God ; 
By his incessant bounty fed, 
By his unerring counsel led. 

3 With grateful hearts the past we own ; 
The future — all to us unknown — 
We to thy guardian care commit, 
And peaceful leave before thy feet. 

4 In scenes exalted or depressed, 
Be thou our joy, and thou our rest ; 
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise, 
Adored, through all our changing days. 

5 When death shall close our earthly songs, 
And seal, in silence, mortal tongues, 
Our Helper, God, in whom we trust, 
Shall keep our souls and guard our dust. 



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HILE o'er the deep thy servants sail, 
Send thou, O Lord, the prosperous gale ; 
And on their hearts where'er they go, 
Oh, let thy heavenly breezes blow ! 

2 If on the morning's wings they fly, 
They will not pass beyond thine eye ; 
The wanderer's prayer thou bend'st to hear, 
And faith exults to know thee near. 

3 When tempests rock the groaning bark, 
Oh, hide them safe in Jesus' ark ! 
When in the tempting port they ride, 
Oh, keep them safe at Jesus' side ! 



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4 If life' s wide ocean smile or roar, 
Still guide them to the heavenly shore ; 
And grant their dust in Christ may sleep, 
Abroad, at home, or in the deep. 

1315 JMTZOjnAZ.. CM. 

LORD ! while for all mankind we pray, 
Of every clime and coast, 
Oli, hear us for our native land- 
The land we love the most. 

2 Oh, guard our shore from every foe, 

With peace our borders bless, 
With prosperous times our cities crown, 
Our fields with plenteousness. 

3 Unite us in the sacred love, 

Of knowledge, truth, and thee ; 
And let our hills and valleys shout 
The songs of liberty. 

4 Here may religion, pure and mild, 

Smile on our Sabbath hours ; 
And piety and virtue bless 
The home of us and ours. 

5 Lord of the nations, thus to thee 

Our country we commend ; 
Be thou her refuge and her trust, 
Her everlastino; friend. 



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1316 A MA'ii-KiAGE jzr.u.v. CM. 

IXCE Jesus freely did appear 
To grace a marriage feast, 
Dear Lord, we ask thy presence here, 
To make a wedding suest. 



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2 Upon the bridal pair look down, 
Who now have plighted hands ; 
Their union with thy favor crown. 
And bless the nuptial bands. 



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3 Oh, may each soul assembled here. 
Be married, Lord, to thee ! 
Clad in thy robes, made white and fair, 
To spend eternity ! 

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EE, gracious God, before thy throne, 
Thy mourning people bend ! 
'Tis on thy sovereign grace alone, 
Our humble hopes depend. 

2 Alarming judgments from thy hand, 
Thy dreadful power display ; 

Yet mercy spares this guilty land, 
And yet we live to pray. 

3 Oh, bid us turn, Almighty Lord, 
By thy resistless grace ; 

Then shall our hearts obey thy w T ord, 
And humbly seek thy face. 

1318 sea.uz. \ \ C. M. 
E come, Lord, before thy throne, 

And, with united plea, 
We meet and pray for those wdio roam 
Far off upon the sea. 

2 Oh, may the Holy Spirit bow 
The sailor's heart to thee, 

Till tears of deep repentance flow, 
Like rain-drops in the sea ! 

3 Then may a Saviour's dying love 
Pour peace into his breast, 

And waft him to the port above 
Of everlasting rest. 

1319 ■* '■* ir 2 "■***»■ C. M, 

UR Father ! through the coming year 
We know not what shall be ; 
But we would leave without a fear 



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Its ordering all to thee. 



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2 It may be we shall toil in vain 

For what the world holds fair ; 
And all the good we thought to gaiu, 
Deceive and prove but care. 

3 It may be it shall darkly blend 

Our love with anxious fears, 
And snatch away the valued friend, 
The tried of many years. 

4 It may be it shall bring us days 

And nights of lingering pain ; 
And bid us take a farewell gaze 
Of these loved haunts of men. 

5 But calmly, Lord, on thee we rest ; 

No fears our trust shall move ; 
Thou knowest what for each is best, 
And thou art Perfect Love. 

1320 CZOSE OF THE VEAli. C.Jf, 

THEE we adore, eternal Name ! 
And humbly own to thee 
How feeble is our mortal frame, 
What dying worms are we ! 

2 The year rolls round, and steals away 

The breath that first it gave ; 

Whate'er we do, whatever we be, 

We're traveling to the grave. 

3 Great God ! on what a slender thread 

Hang everlasting things ! 
The eternal state of all the dead 
Upon life's feeble strings ! 

4 Infinite joy, or endless woe, 

Attends on every breath : 
And yet, how unconcerned we go 
Upon the brink of death ! 



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5 Waken, Lord, our drowsy sense, 
To walk this dangerous road ! 
And if our souls are hurried hence, 
May they be found with God. 



1321 CLOSE or •/■///; r/.w/,\ C. M, 

\ V AKE, ye saints ! and raise your eyes, 
And raise your voices high : 
Awake, and praise that sovereign love, 
That shows salvation nigh. 



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2 On all the wings of time it flies, 

Each moment brings it near ; 
Then welcome each declining day, 
Welcome each closing year. 

3 Not many years their rounds shall run, 

Nor many mornings rise, 
Ere all its glories stand revealed 
To our admiring eyes. 

4 Ye wheels of nature ! speed your course ; 

Ye mortal powers ! decay ; 
Fast as ye bring the night of death, 
Ye bring eternal day. 

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TOSSED upon life's raging billow, 
Sweet it is, O Lord ! to know 
Thou didst press a sailor's pillow, 

And canst feel a sailor' s woe ; 
Never slumbering, never sleeping, 

Though the night be dark and drear, 
Thou the faithful watch art keeping ; 
4 'All, all's well," thy constant cheer. 

2 And though loud the wind is howling, 
Fierce though flash the lightnings red, 
Darkly though the storm -cloud's scowling 
O'er the sailor's anxious head ; — 



2JS MISCJELLAJfEO US, 

Thou canst calm the raging ocean, 

All its noise and tumult still, 
Hush the tempest's wild commotion, 

At the bidding of thy will. 

3 Thus my heart the hope will cherish, 

"While to thee I lift mine eye, 
Thou wilt save me ere I perish, 

Thou wilt hear the sailor's cry : 
And though mast and sail be riven, 

Soon life's voyage will be o'er ; 
Safely moored in heaven' s wide haven, 

Storm and tempest vex no more. 

1323 FAST. 8s&7*> 

DREAD Jehovah ! God of nations ! 
From thy temple in the skies, 
Hear thy people's supplications, 

Now for their deliverance rise ; — 
Lo ! with deep contrition turning, 

In thy holy place we bend ; 
Hear us, fasting, praying, mourning ; 
Hear us, spare us, and defend. 

2 Though our sins, our hearts confounding, 

Long and loud for vengeance call, 
Thou hast mercy more abounding, 

Jesus' blood can cleanse them all ; 
Let that mercy vail transgression, 

Let that blood our guilt efface ; 
Save thy people from oppression, 

Save from spoil thy holy place. 



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E are living, we are dwelling, 
In a grand and awful time, 
In an ao;e on a^es tellino:, — 



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Hark ! the waking up of nations, 

Gog and Magog to the fray ! 
Hark! what soundeth % is creation 

Groaning for its latter day ? 

2 Worlds are charging, heaven beholding ; 
Thou hast but an hour to fight; 

Now the blazoned cross unfolding, 

On — right onward, for the right ! 
On ! let all the soul within you 

For the truth's sake go abroad ! 
Strike ! let every nerve and sinew 

Tell on ages — tell for God ! 

1325 THOSE IJf BOJf&S* CM. 

FOR those in bonds as bound with them, 
To thee, O God ! we pray, 
That some celestial, radiant beam 
May bring a brighter day. 

2 Pity, Lord ! that injured race, 

And thy deliverance send ; 
Grant them the treasures of thy grace, 
And bid their bondage end. 

3 They sit in darkness, slow to learn 

The blessings that they need ; 
IS T or can our anxious thought discern, 
How best their cause to plead. 

4 All helpless, and without a plan, 

We come before thy throne ; 
We put no confidence in man, 
But trust in thee alone. 

5 The means of rescue, and the hour, 

Thy mercy will reveal : 
Thine is the wisdom, thine the power ; 
Teach us to do thy will. 



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1328 WrJVTE*. CM. 

STERN" winter throws his icy chains, 
Encircling nature round ; 
How bleak, how comfortless the plains, 
Of late with verdure crowned ! 

2 The sun withdraws his vital beams, 

And light and warmth depart ; 
And drooping, lifeless nature seems 
An emblem of my heart, — 

3 My heart, where mental winter reigns, 

In night's dark mantle clad. 
Confined in cold, inactive chains ; 
How desolate and sad ! 

4 Return, blissful sun. and bring 

Thy soul-reviving ray ; 
This mental winter shall be spring, 
This darkness cheerful day. 

5 Oh, happy state, divine abode ! 

Where spring eternal reigns. 
And perfect day, the smile of God, 
Fills all the heavenly plains. 

6 Great Source of light, thy beams display, 

My drooping joys restore, 
And guide me to the seats of day, 
Where winter frowns no more. 



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HILE verdant hill and blooming vale 
Put on their fresh array, 
And fragrance breathes in every gale, 
How sweet the vernal day ! 

2 Oh, let my wondering heart confess, 
With gratitude and love. 
The bounteous hand that deigns to bless 
The garden, field, and grove ! 



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3 The bounteous hand my thoughts adore, 

Beyond expression kind, 

Hath sweeter, nobler gifts in store, 
To bless the craving mind. 

4 That hand, in this hard heart of mine 

Can make each virtue live ; 
And kindly showers of grace divine, 
Life, beauty, fragrance give. 

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WHILE, with ceaseless course, the sun 
Hasted through the former year, 
Many souls their race have run, 

Nevermore to meet us here : 
Fixed in an eternal state, 

They have done with all below ; 
We a little longer wait ; 
But how little none can know. 

2 As the winged arrow flies 

Speedily the mark to find ; 
As the lightning from the skies 

Darts, and leaves no trace behind, — 
Swiftly thus our fleeting days 

Bear us down life's rapid stream ; 
Upward, Lord, our spirits raise, 

All below is but a dream. 

3 Thanks for mercies past receive ; 

Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us henceforth how to live 

With eternity in view : 
Bless thy word to old and young ; 

Fill us with a Saviour' s love ; 
When our life's short race is run, 

May we dwell with thee above. 



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COME, ye thankful people, come, 
Raise the song of Harvest Home ! 
All is safely gathered in, 

Ere the winter storms "begin : 
God our Maker doth provide 
For our wants to be supplied : 
Come to God's own temple, come, 
Raise the song of Harvest Home ! 

2 We ourselves are God's own field, 
Fruit unto his praise to yield : 
Wheat and tares together sown, 
Unto joy or sorrow grown : 

First the blade, and then the ear, 
Then the full corn shall appear : 
Grant, O Harvest-Lord, that we 
. Wholesome grain and pure may be ! 

3 For the Lord our God shall come, 
And shall take his harvest home : 
From his field shall in that day 
All offences purge away : 

Give his angels charge at last 
In the fire the tares to cast : 
But the fruitful ears to store 
In his garner evermore. 

4 Then, thou Church Triumphant, come, 
Raise the song of Harvest Home ! 

All are safely gathered in, 
Free from sorrow, free from sin : 
There, forever purified, 
In God' s garner to abide : 
Come, ten thousand angels, come, 
Raise the glorious harvest home ! 



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^HANK and praise Jehovah's name! 
For his mercies, firm and sure, 
From eternity the same, 
To eternity endure. 

2 Let the ransomed thus rejoice, 

Gathered out of every land, 
As the people of his choice, 
Plucked from the destroyer' s hand. 

3 To a pleasant land he brings, 

Where the vine and olive grow, 
Where, from Uowery hills, the springs 
Through luxuriant valleys flow. 

4 Oh, that men would praise the Lord 

For his goodness to their race ; 
For the wonders of his word, 
And the riches of his grace ! 

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THOU who roll* st the year around, 
Crowned with mercies large and free, 
Rich thy gifts to us abound, 
Warm our praise shall rise to thee. 

2 Kindly to our worship bow, 

While our grateful thanks we tell, 
That, sustained by thee, we now 
Bid the parting year — farewell ! 

3 All its numbered days are sped, 

All its busy scenes are o'er, 
All its joys forever fled, 
All its sorrows felt no more. 

4 Mingled with the eternal past, 

Its remembrance shall decay ; 
Yet to be revived at last 
At the solemn judgment-day. 



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5 All our follies, Lord, forgive ! 

Cleanse us from each guilty stain ; 
Let thy grace within us live, 
That we spend not years in vain. 

6 Then, when life's last eve shall come, 

Happy spirits, may we fly 
To our everlasting home, 

To our Father's house on high ! 

WHY, O God ! thy people spurn? 

V V AVhy permit thy wrath to burn ? 
God of mercy ! turn once more, 
All our broken hearts restore. 

2 Thou hast made our land to quake, 
Heal the sorrows thou dost make ; 
Bitter is the cup we drink, 

Suffer not our souls to sink. 

3 Be thy banner now unfurled, 
Show thy truth to all the world ; 
Save us, Lord, we cry to thee, 
Lift thine arm — thy chosen free. 

4 Give us now relief from pain, — 
Human aid is all in vain : 

We, through God, shall yet prevail, 
He will help, when foes assail. 



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LORD our God, with earnest care, 
With contrite fast, and tear, and prayer, 

And works of mercy and of love, 

We pray for pardon from above. 

Be present now, be present here, 
And mark thy Church's falling tear ; 
And own the grief that tills her eyes, 
In mourning her iniquities. 



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3 Oh, by thy grace h^ pardon won, 
For sins that former years have done ; 
And let thy mercy guard us still, 
From crimes that threaten future ill. 

4 So mortify our every sense, 
Through grace of outward abstinence, 
That from each stain and spot of sin, 
Our souls may keep their fast within. 

5 O Father, that we ask be done, 
Through Jesus Christ, thine only Son ; 
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee, 
Shall live and reign eternally ! 

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"TTTHILE o'er our guilty land, Lord, 
V V We view the terrors of thy sword, 
Oh, whither shall the helpless fly % 
To whom but thee direct their cry ? 

2 On thee, our guardian God, we call ; 
Before thy throne of grace we fall ; 
And is there no deliverance there ? 
And must we perish in despair ? 

3 See, we repent, w T e weep, we mourn ; 
To our forsaken God we turn ; 

Oh, spare our guilty country : spare 
The church which thou hast planted here. 

4 We plead thy grace, indulgent God ; 
We plead thy Son's atoning blood ; 
We plead thy gracious promises ; 
And are they unavailing pleas % 

5 These pleas presented at thy throne, 
Have brought ten thousand blessings down 
On guilty lands in helpless woe ; 

Let them prevail to save us too. 

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GREAT God, whom heaven, and earth and sea, 
With all their countless hosts obey, 
Upheld by thee the nations stand, 
And empires fall at thy command. 

2 Oh, show thyself the Prince of peace ! 
Command the din of war to cease ; 
With sacred love the world inspire, 
And burn its chariots in the fire. 

3 In sunder break each warlike spear, 
Let all the Saviour' s ensigns wear ; 
The universal Sabbath prove, 

The perfect rest of Christian love ! 

13 3 6 ArA tio.xal . 6s&£s. 

Y country! 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of liberty, 
Of thee I sing ; 
Land where my fathers died ! 
Land of the Pilgrims' pride ! 
From every mountain side 
Let freedom ring ! 

My native country, thee — 
Land of the noble free — 

Thy name — I love ; 
I love thy rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and templed hills : 
My heart with rapture thrills 

Like that above. 

Let music swell the breeze, 
And ring from all the trees 

Sweet freedom' s song : 
Let mortal tongues awake ; 
Let all that breathe partake ; 
Let rocks their silence break, — 

The sound prolong. 



4 Our fathers' God ! to thee, 
Author <>t' liberty, 

To thee we sing : 
Lonu- may our land be bright 
With freedom's holy light ; 
Protect us by thy might, 

Great God, our King ! 

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THE God of harvest praise ; 
In loud thanksgiving raise 
Hand, heart and voice ! 
The valleys laugh and sing ; 
Forests and mountains ring ; 
The plains their tribute bring ; 
The streams rejoice. 

2 The God of harvest praise, 
Hands, hearts, and voices raise, 

With sweet accord ; 
From field to garner throng, 
Bearing your sheaves along, 
And in your harvest song 

Bless ye the Lord ! 

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T~ OKD, from thy blessed throne. 
I 1 Sorrow look down upon ! 

God save the poor ! 
Teach them true liberty, 
Make them from tyrants free, 
Let their homes happy be ! 

God save the poor ! 

2 The arms of wicked men 
Do thou with might restrain — 
God save the poor ! 



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Raise thou their lowliness, 
Succor thou their distress, 
Thou whom the meanest bless ! 
God save the poor ! 

3 Give them stanch honesty, 
Let their pride manly be — 

God save the poor ! 
Help them to hold the right, 
Give them both truth and might, 
Lord of all life and light ! 

God save the poor ! 

1339 THAJVES GIVING. 7s. 

SWELL the anthem, raise the song ; 
Praises to our God belong ; 
Saints and angels join to sing 
Praises to the heavenly King. 

2 Blessings from his liberal hand 
Flow around this happy land : 
Kept by him, no foes annoy ; 
Peace and freedom we enjoy. 

3 Here, beneath a virtuous sway, 
May we cheerfully obey ; 
Never feel oppression' s rod, 
Ever own and worship God. 

4 Hark ! the voice of nature sings * 
Praises to the King of kings ; 

Let us join the choral song, 
And the grateful notes prolong. 

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STAR, of peace ! to wanderers weary, 
Bright the beams that smile on me, 
Cheer the pilot' s vision dreary, 
Far, far at sea. 



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2 Star of hope ! gleam on the billow, 

Bless the soul that sighs for thee ; 
Bless the sailor's lonely pillow, 
Far, far at sea. 

3 Star of faith ! when winds are mocking 

All his toil, he flies to thee ; 
Save him on the billows rocking, 
Far, far at sea. 

4 Star divine ! oh, safely guide him, — 

Bring the wanderer home to thee ! 
Sore temptations long have tried him, 
Far, far at sea. 

1341 JYJswrje^s. 10s&5s. 

COME, let ns anew our journey pursue — 
Roll round with the year, 
And never stand still till the Master appear ; 
His adorable will let us gladly fulfill, 

And our talents improve 
By the patience of hope, and the labor of love. 

2 Our life is a dream ; our time, as a stream, 

Glides swiftly away, 
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay : 
The arrow is flown : the moment is gone ; 

The millennial year 
Rushes on to our view, and eternity's near. 

3 Oh. that each, in the day of His coming, may say, 

" I have fought my way through ; 
I have finished the work thou didst give me to do ;" 
Oh, that each from his Lord may receive the glad 
word, 

"Well and faithfully done ! 
Enter into my joy, and sit down on my throne ! " 



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f*ai 7i TTA 'G III \ ffA \ 6s <£• 5s. 

"TTTHEN shall we meet again, 

V V Meet ne'er to sever ? 
When will peace wreathe her chain 

Round ns forever? 
Our hearts will ne'er repose, 
Safe from each blast that blows, 
In this dark vale of woes, 

Never — no, never ! 

When shall love freely flow 

Pure as life's river? 
When shall sweet friendship glow 

Changeless forever ? 
Where joys celestial thrill, 
Where bliss each heart shall fill, 
And fears of parting chill 

Never — no, never ! 

Up to that world of light 

Take us, dear Saviour ! 
May we all there unite, 

Happy forever ; 
Where kindred spirits dwell, 
There may our music swell, 
And time our joys dispel 

Never — no, never ! 

Soon shall we meet again, 

Meet ne'er to sever; 
Soon shall peace wreathe her chain 

Round us forever ; 
Our hearts will then repose, 
Secure from worldly woes ; 
Our songs of praise shall close 

Never — no, never ! 



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PRAISE God, from whom all blessings flow ! 
Praise liim, all creatures here below ! 
Praise him above, ye heavenly host ! 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! 



TO God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, three in one, 
Be honor, praise, and glory given, 
By all on earth, and all in heaven. 



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ETERNAL Father ! throned above, 
Thou fountain of redeeming love ! 
Eternal Word ! who left thy throne 
For man's rebellion to atone ; 
Eternal Spirit, who dost give 
That grace whereby our spirits live : 
Thou God of our salvation, be 
Eternal praises paid to thee ! 



TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God, whom we adore, 
Be glory as it was, is now, 
And shall be evermore. 



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5 C.M. 

LET God the Father, and the Son, 
And Spirit, be adored. 
Where there are works to make him known, 
Or saints to love the Lord. 



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THE God of mercy be adored, 
Who calls onr sonls from death, 
Who saves by his redeeming word 

And new-creating breath ; 
To praise the Father and the Son 

And Spirit all-divine, — 
The one in three, and three in one — 
Let saints and angels join. 



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And saints that dwell below, 
Worship the Father, praise tlie Son, 
And bless the Spirit, too. 

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THE Father and the Son 
And Spirit we adore ; 
We praise, we bless, we worship thee, 
Both now and evermore ! 



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10 God the Father's throne 
Your highest honors raise ; 
Glory to God the Son ; 
To God, the Spirit, praise ; 
With all our powers, Eternal King, 
Thy name we sing, while faith adores. 



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Praise eternal as his love ; 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host — 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 

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PRAISE the name of God most high, 
Praise him, all below the sky, 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host, 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ; 
As through countless ages past, 
Evermore his praise shall last. 

12 C.T.M. 

TO Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
Be praise amid the heavenly host, 
And in the church below ; 
From whom all creatures draw their breath, 
By whom redemption blessed the earth, 
From whom all comforts flow. 



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(RAISE the Father, earth and heaven, 
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise, 
As it was, and is, be given, 
Glory through eternal days. 



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•RAISE the God of all creation ; 
Praise the Father's boundless love : 
Praise the Lamb, our expiation, 

Priest and King enthroned above : 
Praise the Fountain of salvation, 
Him by whom our spirits live : 
Undivided adoration 
To the one Jehovah give. 



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f^\ REAT Jehovah ! we adore thee, 
VX God, the Father, God, the Son, 
God, the Spirit, joined in glory- 
On the same eternal throne ; 

Endless praises 
To Jehovah, Three in One. 



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TO Father, Son, and Spirit, ever blest, 
Eternal praise and worship be addressed ; 
From age to age, ye saints, his name adore, 
And spread his fame, till time shall be no more. 



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TO thee be praise forever, 
Thou glorious King of kings ! 
Thy wondrous love and favor 
Each ransomed spirit sings : 
We'll celebrate thy glory 

With all thy saints above, 
And shout the joyful story 
Of thy redeeming love. 



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FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost, 
One God whom we adore, 
Join we with the heavenly host 

To praise thee evermore : 
Live, by heaven and earth adored, 
Three in One, and One in Three, 
Holy, holy, holy Lord, 
All glory be to thee ! 



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Of every degree, 
And saints upon earth, 

All praise be addressed 
To God in three persons — 

One God ever-blest : 
As hath been, and now is, 
And always shall be. 

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O FATHER Almighty, to thee be addressed, 
With Christ and the Spirit, one God ever blest, 
All glory and worship, from earth and from heaven, 
As was, and is now, and shall ever be given. 



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10 God— the Father, Son, 
And Spirit — Three in One, 
All praise be given ! 
Crown him in every song ; 
To him your hearts belong ; 
Let all his praise prolong — 
On earth, in heaven. 



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X Tnu zona's PitArzTi. 

OUR FATHER who art in heaven, 
Hallowed be thy name ; 
Thy kingdom come, 

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 
Give ns this day onr daily bread ; and forgive us onr 
trespasses, 
As we forgive those who trespass against ns ; 
And lead ns not into temptation, 

But deliver us from evil ; 
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, 
For ever and ever. Amen. 



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T BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, 

-1- Maker of heaven and earth : 

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord ; 

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the 
Virgin Mary, 
Suffered under Pontius Pilate, 

Was crucified, dead, and buried ; 
He descended into hell ; * 

The third day he rose from the dead ; 
He ascended into heaven, 

And sftteth on the right hand of God the Father Al- 
mighty ; 

* i. e. Continued under the power of death. 



eszBcrio?ra won cmajttim'g. 

From thence he shall come 

To judge the quick and the dead. 
I believe in the Holy Ghost ; 

The holy catholic Church, 
The communion of saints ; 

The forgiveness of sins; 
The resurrection of the "body. 

And the life everlasting. Amen. 

3 GLOh'JA l'ATi;i. 

GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, 
And to the Holy Ghost ; 
As it Avas in the beginning, is now, and ever shall 
be, 
World without end. Amen. 



j T'salm I. 

BLESSED is the man that waiketh not in the coun- 
sel of the ungodly, 
Nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in 
the seat of the scornful. 

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord : 

And in his law doth he meditate day and night. 

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of 

water, 
That bringeth forth his fruit in his season ; 

4 His leaf also shall not wither ; 

And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 

5 The ungodly are not so : 

But are like the chaff which the wind drivcth 
away. 

6 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judg- 

ment, 
Xor sinners in the congregation of the righteous : 

7 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : 

But the way of the ungodly shall perish. 



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Q &nOm r. 

IVE ear to my words, Lord ; 
-X Consider my meditation. 

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King and my 

God; 
For unto thee will I pray. 

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord ; 

In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, 
and will look up. 

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wicked- 

ness, 
Neither shall evil dwell with thee. 

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight ; 

Thou hatest all workers of iniquity. 

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak falsehood : 

The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful 
man. 

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the mul- 

titude of thy mercy ; 
And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy 
temple. 

8 Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of 

mine enemies ; 
Make thy way straight before my face. 

9 Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice : let 

them ever shout for joy, because thou defend- 

est them. 
Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. 
10 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous ; 

With favor wilt thou compass him as with a 

shield. 



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LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in 
all the earth ! 
Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 



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2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou 

ordained strength because of thine enemies, 
That thou mightest still the enemy and the 

avenger. 

3 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy 

fingers. 
The moon and the stars which thou hast or- 
dained ; 

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him \ 

And the son of man that thou visitest him ? 

6 For thou hast made him a little lower than the 
angels, 
And hast crowned him with glory and honor. 

6 Thou madest him to have dominion over the works 

of thy hands ; 
Thou hast put all tilings under his feet : 

7 .111 sheep and oxen, 

Yea, and the beasts of the field ; 

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, 

And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the 
seas. 

Lord our Lord, 

How excellent is thy name in all the earth ! 

S*tatm AV.V. 

rj^HE heavens declare the glory of God ; 
J- And the firmament showeth his handiwork. 

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night 

showetli knowledge. 
There is no speech nor language, where their voice 
is not heard. 

3 Their line is gone out through all the earth, 

And their words to the end of the world. 



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4 In them hath lie set a tabernacle for the sun, 

Which is as a bridegroom coming ont of his cham- 
ber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a 
race. 

5 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his 

circuit unto the ends of it : 
And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. 

6 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the 

soul : 
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the 
simple. 

7 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the 

heart : 
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlighten- 
ing the eyes. 

8 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever : 

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous 
altogether. 

9 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than 

much fine gold : 
Sweeter also than honey and the honey-comb. 

10 Moreover by them is thy servant warned : 

And in keeping of them there is great reward. 

11 Who can understand his errors \ 

Cleanse thou me from secret faults. 

12 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins ; 

let them not have dominion over me : 
Then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent 
from the great transgression. 

13 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my 

heart, be acceptable in thy sight, 
Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer ! 



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3 !m XXIII. 

THE Lord is my sliepherd ; I shall not want. 
The Lord is my sliepherd ; I shall not want 

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 

He leadeth me beside the still waters. 

3 He restoreth my soul : 

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his 
name's sake. 

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow 

of death, I will fear no evil : 
For thou art with me ; thy rod and thy staff they 
comfort me. 

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of 

mine enemies : 
Thou anointest my head with oil ; my cup runneth 
over. 

6 Surely goodness and mere}" shall follow me all the 

days of my life : 
And I will dwell in the house ef the Lord forever. 



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jpsalm XXIV. 

THE earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof; 
The world, and they that dwell therein. 

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, 

And established it upou the floods. 

3 AY ho shall ascend into the hill of the Lord \ 

Or who shall stand in his holy place i 

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart ; 

Who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor 
sworn deceitfully. 

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, 

And righteousness from the God of his salvation. 

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, 

That seek thy face, O Jacob. 



7 Lift up your heads, ye gates ; and be ye lift up, ye 

everlasting doors ; 
And the King of glory shall come in. 

8 "Who is this King of glory ? 

The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in 
battle. 

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; even lift them up, ye 

everlasting doors ; 
And the King of glory shall come in. 

10 Who is this King of glory ? 

The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. 

10 I'sahn XXVJI. 

THE Lord is my light and my salvation ; whom 
shall I fear? 
The Lord is the strength of my life ; of whom shall I 
be afraid ? 

2 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart 

shall not fear : 
Though war should rise against me, in this will I be 
confident. 

3 One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek 

after : 
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the 
days of my life. 

4 To behold the beauty of the Lord, 

And to inqiiire in his temple. 

5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his 

pavilion : 
In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me : he 
shall set me up, upon a rock. 

6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine ene- 

mies round about me ; 
Therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of 
joy ; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the 
Lord. 



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7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice : 

Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face ; 

My heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 

9 Hide not thy face far from me ; 

Put not thy servant away in anger ; 

10 Thou hast been my help ; 

Leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my 
salvation. 

Psalm XXIX. 

r^\ IVE unto the Lord, O ye mighty, 

vX Give unto the Lord glory and strength. 

2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name ; 

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. 

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters : 

The God of glory thundereth ; 

4 The voice of the Lord is powerful : 

The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. 

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars ; yea, the 

Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. 

6 The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire. 

7 The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness; and 

maketh bare the forests. 

8 And in his temple doth every one speak of his glory. 

9 The Lord sitteth upon the flood ; 

Yea, the Lord sitteth King forever. 

10 The Lord will give strength unto his people ; 
The Lord will bless his people with peace. 

J2 -Psalm XXXn. 

IHAYE seen the wicked in great power, 
And spreading himself like a green bay-tree. 



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2 Yet lie passed away, and lo, lie was not ; 

Yea, I sought him, "but lie could not be found. 

3 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright ; 

For the end of that man is peace. 

4 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together, 

The end of the wicked shall be cut off. 

5 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord : 

He is their strength in time of trouble. 

6 And the Lord will help them, and deliver them ; 

He will deliver them from the wicked, and save them, 
because they trust in him. 



J3 Psalm xxxix. 

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure 
of my days, what it is. 

2 That I may know how frail, how frail I am. 

3 Behold, thou hast made my days as an hand-breadth, 

And mine age is as nothing before thee. 

4 Yerily every man at his best estate, is altogether van- 

5 Surely every man walketh in a vain show ; 

Surely they are disquieted in vain. 

6 He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall 

gather them. 

7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in 

thee. 

8 Deliver me from all my transgressions : 

Make me not the reproach of the foolish. 

9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth ; because thou 

didst it. 
10 E hy stroke away from me : I am consumed by 

the blow of thine hand. 



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11 When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, 

Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a 

moth. 

12 Surely every man is vanity ; every man is vanity. 

13 Hear my prayer, Lord, and give ear unto my cry ; 

14 Hold not thy peace, hold not thy peace at my tears. 

lo For I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all 
my fathers were. 

16 Oh, spare me, that I may recover strength, 
Before I go hence, and be no more. 



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-Psalm XL I. 



BLESSED is he that considereth the poor ; 
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. 

2 The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive, 

And he shall be blessed upon the earth. 

3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of lan- 

guishing ; 
Thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. 



4 Blessed is he that considereth the poor ; 

The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. 

J*J Tsatms XLII ami XLIII. 

AS the hart panteth after the water brooks, 
- So panteth my soul after thee, O God. 

2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God ! 

AY hen shall I come and appear before God ? 

3 My tears have been my meat day and night, 

While they continually say unto me, "Where is thy 
God \ 

4 When I remember these things, 

I pour out my soul in me ; 



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5 For I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to 

the house of God, 
With the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude 
that kept holy day. 

6 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? 

And why art thou disquieted in me % 

7 Hope thou in God : 

For I shall yet praise him for the help of his counte- 
nance. 

8 Oh, send out thy light and thy truth : let them lead me ; 

Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy 
tabernacles. 

9 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God, my 

exceeding joy : 
Yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God, my 
God. 

10 Why art thou caet down, O my soul % 

And why art thou disquieted within me ? 

11 Hope in God : 

For I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my 
countenance and my God. 

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GOD is our refuge and strength, 
A very present help in trouble. 

2 Therefore, will not we fear, though the earth be re- 

moved, 
And though the mountains be carried into the midst 
of the sea ; 

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, 

Though the mountains shake with the swelling there- 
of. 

4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad 

the city of God, 
The holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. 



5 God is in the midst of her ; she shall nol be moved ; 

God shall help her, and that right early. 

6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved : 

He uttered his voice, the earth melted. 

7 The Lord of hosts is with us ; 

The God of Jacob is our refuge. 

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, 

What desolations he hath made in the earth. 

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth ; 

He breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder ; 
he burnetii the chariot in the fire. 

10 Be still, and know that I am God : 

I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted 
in the earth. 

11 The Lord of hosts is with us ; 

The God of Jacob is our refuge. 

\j[ 2>sct2m XL Till. 

r^\ RE AT is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the 
vT city of our God, 
In the mountain of his holiness. 

2 Beautiful for situation, 

The joy of the whole earth is Mount Zion. 

3 On the sides of the north, the city of the great King, 

God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 

4 We have thought of thy loving-kindness, O God, 

In the midst of thy temple. 

5 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto 

the ends of the earth ; 
Thy right hand is full of righteousness. 

6 Let Mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be 

glad, 
Because of thy judgments. 



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7 Walk about Zion, and go round about her ; 

Tell the towers thereof. 

8 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces ; 

That ye may tell it to the generation following. 

9 For this God is our God forever and ever : 

He will be our guide even unto death. 

A© Psalm LI. 

HAVE mercy upon me, O God, according to thy 
loving-kindness ; 
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies, 
blot out my transgressions. 

2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me 

from my sin. 
For I acknowledge my transgressions ; and my sin is 
ever before me. 

3 Against thee, thee only have I sinned, and done this 

evil in thy sight. 
That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, 
and be clear when thou judgest. 

4 Create in me a clean heart, O God ; and renew a right 

spirit within me. 
Cast me not away from thy presence ; and take not 
thy Holy Spirit from me. 

5 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold 

me with thy free Spirit : 
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways ; and sin- 
ners shall be converted unto thee. 

JQ Psalm ixru. 

GOD be merciful unto us, and bless us ; 
And cause his face to shine upon us. 

2 That thy way may be known upon earth, 

Thy saving health among all nations. 

3 Let the people praise thee, O God ; 

Let all the people praise thee. 



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4 Oh, M the nations be glad and sing for joy: 

For thou shalt judge the people righteously, and 
govern the nations upon earth. 

5 Let the people praise thee, O God ; 

Let all the people praise thee. 

6 Then shall the earth yield her increase ; 

And God, even our own God, shall bless us. 

7 God shall bless us ; 

And all the ends of the earth shall fear him. 



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HE shall come down like rain upon the mown 
grass ; 
As showers that water the earth. 

2 In his days shall the righteous flourish ; 

And abundance of peace as long as the moon en- 
dureth. 

3 He shall judge the people with righteousness, 

And the poor with judgment. 

4 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, 

And from the river to the ends of the earth. 

5 His name shall endure forever ; 

His name shall be continued as long as the sun : 

6 And men shall be blessed in him : 

All nations shall call him blessed. 

HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, 
Lord of hosts ! 

2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of 
the Lord : 
My heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. 
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3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swal- 

low a nest for herself, where she may lay her 
young, 
Even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my 
God. 

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : 

They will be still praising thee. 

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee ; 

In whose heart are the ways of them, 

6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a 

well; 
The rain also nlleth the pools. 

7 They go from strength to strength, 

Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. 

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer ■ 

Give ear, O God of Jacob. 

9 Behold, O God our shield, 

And look upon the face of thine Anointed. 

10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. 

I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my 
God, than to dwell in the tents of wicked- 
ness. 

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield : 

The Lord will give grace and glory : no good thing 
will he withhold from them that walk up- 
rightly. 

12 O Lord of hosts, 

Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. 



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Tsa?m LXXXY. 



ORD, thou hast been favorable unto thy land : 
-L-^ Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. 

2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, 
Thou hast covered all their sin. 



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8 Thou hast taken away all tliy wrath : 

Thou hast tamed thyself from the lierceness of thine 



4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, 

And cause thine anger toward us to cease. 

5 Wilt thou be angry with us forever ? 

Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all genera- 
tions ? 

6 Wilt thou not revive us again : 

That thy people may rejoice in thee ? 

7 Show us thy mercy, O Lord, 

And grant us thy salvation. 

8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak : 

For he will speak peace unto his people, and 
to Ms saints : but let tliem not turn again to 
folly. 

9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him ; 

That glory may dwell in our land. 

10 Mercy and truth are met together ; 

Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 

11 Truth shall spring out of the earth ; 

And righteousness and truth shall look down fiom 
heaven. 

12 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good ; 

And our land shall yield her increase. 

13 Righteousness shall go before him ; 

And shall set us in the way of his steps. 

23 f*a*m arc. 

LORD, thou hast been our dwelling-place in all 
generations. 
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever 
thou hadst formed the earth and the world, 
even from everlasting, to everlasting, thou art 
God. 



772 sjsli:c rio.vs for c&?i.vti.vg. 

3 Tlion turnest man to destruction ; 

And sayest, Return ye children of men. 

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday 

when it is past, 
And as a watch in the night. 

5 Thou earnest them away as with a flood ; they are as 

a sleep : 
In the morning they are like grass which groweih 
up. 

6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up ; 

In the evening it is cut down, cut down and with- 
ereth. 

7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy 

wrath are we troubled. 

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins 

in the light of thy countenance. 

9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath ; 

We spend our years as a tale that is told. 

10 The days of our years are threescore years and 

ten; 
And if by reason of strength they be fourscore 
years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow : for 
it is soon cut off and we fly away. 

11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger I 

Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 

12 So teach us to number our days, 

That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 



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Psalm XCTI, 



T is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord ; 
- And to sing praises unto thy name, O Most 
Highest i 



2 To tell of thy loving kindness early in the morning 
And of thy truth in the night season, 



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3 Upon an Lnstrnmenl of ten strings, and upon the Late ; 

I pun a loud instrument and upon the harp. 

4 For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy 

works ; 
And I will rejoice in giving praise for the operation 
of thy hands. 

25 flMlm xcr. 

OH, come, let us sing unto the Lord, 
Let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our sal- 
vation. 

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, 

And show ourselves glad in him with psalms. 

3 For the Lord is a great God ; 

And a great King above all gods. 

4 In his hand arc all the corners of the earth ; 

And the strength of the hills is his also. 

5 The sea is his, and he made it ; 

And his hands prepared the dry land. 

6 Oh, come, let us worship and fall down, 

And kneel before the Lord our Maker. 

7 For he is the Lord our God ; 

And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep 
of his hand. 

8 Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness ; 

Let the whole earth stand in awe of him. 

9 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth ; 

And with righteousness to judge the world, and the 
people with his truth. 

26 i>*aim xcr I, 

OH, sing unto the Lord a new song ; sing unto the 
Lord, all the earth. 
Sing unto the Lord, bless his name : show forth his 
salvation from day to day. 



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2 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders 

among all people. 
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised, he 
is to be feared above all gods. 

3 For all the gods of the nation are idols ; bnt the Lord 

made the heavens. 
Honor and majesty are before him ; strength and 
beauty are in his sanctuary. 

4 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give 

unto the Lord glory and strength : 
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name, 
bring an offering, and come into his courts. 

5 Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : fear 

before him, all the earth. 
Say among the heathen, that the Lord reigneth : the 
world also shall be established that it shall not 
be moved : he shall judge the people right- 
eously. 

6 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad ; 

let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof. 
Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein : then 
shall all the trees of the wood rejoice before the 
Lord ; 

7 For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth : 

He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the 
people with his truth. 

27 2>s«lm xc J 'III. 

OH, sing unto the Lord a new song ; 
For he hath done marvelous things. 

2 With his own right hand and with his holy arm, 

Hath he gotten himself the victory. 

3 The Lord hath declared his salvation ; 

His righteousness hath he openly showed in the 
sight of the heathen. 



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4 He hath remembered his mercy and truth toward the 

house of Israel ; 
And all the ends of the world have seen the salvation 
of our God. 

5 Show yourselves joyful unto the Lord, all ye lands ; 

Sing, rejoice, and give thanks. 

6 Praise the Lord upon the harp ; 

Sing to the harp with a psalm of thanksgiving. 

7 With trumpets also and shawms ; 

Oh, show yourselves joyful before the Lord the King. 

8 Let the sea make a noise, and all that therein is ; 

The round world, and they that dwell therein. 

9 Let the floods clap their hands, and let the hills be joy- 

ful together, before the Lord ; 
For he cometh to judge the earth. 

10 With righteousness shall he judge the world ; 
And the people with equity. 

OH, be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands ; 
Serve the Lord with gladness, and come before 
his presence with a song. 



2 Be ye sure that the Lord he is God ; it is he that hath 

made us, and not we ourselves ; 
We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 

3 Oh, go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and 

into his courts with praise ; 
Be thankful unto him, and speak good of his name. 

4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting ; 

And his truth endureth from generation to genera- 
tion. 



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29 IPtahn CIII % 

PRAISE the Lord, my soul : 
And all that is within me praise his holy name. 

2 Praise the Lord, O my sonl ; 

And forget not all his benefits. 

3 Who forgiveth all thy sin ; 

And healeth all thine infirmities. 

4 Who saveth thy life from destruction, 

And crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness. 

5 Oh, praise the Lord, ye angels of his, ye that excel in 

strength : 
Ye that fulfill his commandment, and hearken nnto 
the voice of his word. 

6 Oh, praise the Lord, all ye his hosts ; 

Ye servants of his that do his pleasure. 

7 Oh, speak good of the Lord, all ye works of his, hi all 

places of his dominion ; 
Praise thou the Lord, O my sonl. 

30 fbaim CIII. 

THE Lord is merciful and gracious, 
Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy. 

2 He will not always chide ; 

Neither will he keep his anger forever. 

3 He hath not dealt with us after our sins, 

Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. 

4 For as the heaven is high above the earth, 

So great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 

5 As far as the east is from the west, 

So far hath he removed our transgressions from us. 

6 Like as a father pitieth his children, 

So the Lord pitieth them that fear him. 



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7 For he knoweth our frame ; 

He remembereth that we are dust. 

8 He knoweth our frame ; 

He remembereth that we, that we are dust. 

31 2>salm CIII. 

AS for man, his days are as grass ; 
- As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth : 

2 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; 

And the place thereof shall know it no more. 

3 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to ever- 

lasting upon them that fear him, 
And his righteousness unto children's children; 

4 To such as keep his covenant, 

And to those that remember his commandments to do 
them. 

32 jPsalm CY. 

OH, give thanks unto the Lord ; 
Call upon his name ; make known his deeds 
among the people. 

2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him : 

Talk ye of all his wondrous works. 

3 Glory ye in his holy name ; 

Let the heart of them rejoice, that seek the Lord. 

4 Seek the Lord, and his strength ; 

Seek his face evermore. 

5 Remember his marvelous works that he hath done : 

His wonders and judgments of his mouth ; 

6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, 

Ye children of Jacob his chosen. 

7 Glory ye in his holy name ; 

Let the heart of them rejoice, that seek the Lord. 

8 Seek the Lord, and his strength ; 

Seek his face evermore. 



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33 .Psalm CXriII. 

THE Lord is my strength and song, 
And is become my salvation. 

2 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles 

of the righteous : 
The right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 

3 Open to me the gates of righteousness : 

I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord ; 

4 This gate of the Lord, 

Into which the righteous shall enter. 

5 I will praise thee ; for thou hast heard me, 

And art become my salvation. 

6 Oh, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good ; 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

34 Ttalm CXXI. 

XWILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills, 
From whence cometh my help. 

3 My help cometh from the Lord, 
Which made heaven and earth. 

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : 

He that keepeth thee will not slumber. 

4 Behold he that keepeth Israel, 

Shall not slumber nor sleep. 

5 The Lord is thy keeper ; 

The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 

6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, 

Nor the moon by night. 

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil ; 

He shall preserve thy soul. 

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming 

in, 
From this time forth, and even forevermore. 



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35 Tsaim CAW//. 

I WAS glad when they said unto me, 
Let us go into the house of the Lord. 

2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem, 

Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together. 

3 Whither the tribes go up ; the tribes of the Lord, 

Unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the 
name of the Lord. 

4 For there are set thrones of judgment, 

The thrones of the house of David. 

5 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, 

They shall prosper that love thee. 

6 Peace be within thy walls ; 

And prosperity within thy palaces. 

7 For my brethren and companions' sakes, 

I will now say, Peace be within thee. 

8 Because of the house of the Lord our God, 

I will seek, will seek thy good. 

JJ (J Ttaim cxxx. 

UT of the depths have I cried unto thee, Lord. 



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2 Lord, hear my voice ; let thine ears be attentive to the 

voice of my supplications. 

3 If thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquities, 

Lord, who shall stand. 

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, 

That thou may est be feared. 

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, 

And in his word do I hope. 

6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch 

for the morning. 

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7 Let Israel hope in the Lord : for with the Lord there is 

mercy, 
And with him is plenteons redemption. 

8 And he shall redeem Israel 

From all his iniquities. 

3*7 2>salm CXXXYI. 

OH, give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good ; 
For his mercy endureth forever. 

2 Oh, give thanks nnto the God of gods : 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

3 Oh, give thanks unto the Lord of lords : 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

4 To him who alone doeth great wonders : 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens : 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

6 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters : 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

7 To him that made great lights : 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

8 The sun to rule by day : the moon and stars to rule by 

night : 
For his mercy endureth forever. 

9 To him that smote Egypt in their first-born : 

For his mercy endureth forever. 

10 And brought out Israel from among them : 
For his mercy endureth forever. 

gg 'JPsalm CXL T. 

T WILL extol thee, my God, O King ; 

JL And I will bless thy name forever and ever. 

2 Every day will I bless thee, 

And I will praise thy name forever and ever. 



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3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to Be praised ; 

And his greatness is unsearchable. 

4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, 

And shall declare thy mighty acts. 

5 I will speak of the glorious honor of thy majesty, 

And of thy wondrous works. 

6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts, 

And I will declare thy greatness. 

7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great 

goodness, 
And shall sing of thy righteousness. 

8 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great 

goodness, 
And shall sing of thy righteousness. 

39 Isaiah III. 7-9. 

HOW beautiful upon the mountains 
Are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, 
that publisheth peace ; 

2 That bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth 

salvation ; 
That saith unto Zion, thy God reigneth ! 

3 Thy watchman shall lift up the voice ; 

With the voice together shall they sing : 

4 For they shall see eye to eye, 

When the Lord shall bring again Zion. 

5 Break forth into joy, 

Sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem : 

6 For the Lord hath comforted his people, 

He hath redeemed Jerusalem. 

7 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of 

all the nations ; 
And all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation 
of our God. 



yg% helectiq.ys rou ciia.yti.yg. 

40 Isaiah LI II. 

HE is despised and rejected of men ; 
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief : 

2 And we hid as it were our faces from him ; 

He was despised and we esteemed him not. 

3 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sor- 

rows : 
Yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and 
afflicted. 

4 But he was wounded for our transgressions, 

He was bruised for our iniquities. 

5 The chastisement of our peace was upon him, 

And with his stripes we are healed. 

6 All we like sheep have gone astray ; 

^Ve have turned every one to his own way ; 

? And the Lord hath laid on him 
The iniquity of us all. 

8 When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin. 

He shall see his seed, he shall prolong his day-. 

9 And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his 

hand. 
He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be 
satisfied. 

41 Habalkuk III. 

OLOKD, I have heard thy speech, and was 
afraid : 

2 Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in 

the midst of the years make known ; in wrath 
remember mercy. 

3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount 

Paran. 

4 His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full 

of his praise. 



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5 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns 

coming out of his hand ; and there was the 
hiding of his power. 

6 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals 

went forth at his feet. 

7 He stood and measured the earth : he beheld and 

drove asunder the nations; the everlasting 
mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills 
did bow : 

8 His ways are everlasting. 

9 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled ; the deep 

uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on 
high. 

10 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation : at 

the light of thine arrows they went, and at the 
shining of thy glittering spear. 

11 Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall 

fruit be in the vines ; 

12 The labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall 

yield no meat ; 

13 The flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there 

shall be no herd in the stalls : 

14 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, — I will joy in the God 

of my salvation. 

Hallelujah ! Amen. 

42 Malt. .VI. 

COME unto me all ye that labor and are heavy 
laden, 
And I will give you rest. 

2 Take my yoke upon you, and leam of me ; for I am 

meek and lowly in heart : 
And ye shall find rest unto your souls. 

3 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light, 

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4 And the Spirit and the Ibride say, come. And let him 
that heareth say, come. 
And let him that is athirst, come ; and whosoever 
will, let him take the water of life freely. 



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Zuke I. 



BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel ; 
For he hath visited and redeemed his people. 

2 And hath raised np a mighty salvation for us ; 

In the house of his servant David ; 

3 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, 

Which have been since the world began ; 

4 That we should be saved from our enemies, 

And from the hand of all that hate us. 



44 



Zuke II. 



THERE were shepherds abiding in the field, 
Keeping watch over their flock by night. 

2 And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, 

And the glory of the Lord shone round about them, 
And they were sore afraid. 

3 And the angel said unto them, Fear not ; 

For behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, 
which shall be to all people. 

4 For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, 

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. 

5 And suddenly there was with the angel, 

A multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and 
saying : 

6 Glory to God in the highest 

And on earth peace, good will to men. 



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45 r **' TX.—Luke II, 

THE people that walked in darkness, 
Have seen a great light ; 

2 They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, 

Upon them hath the light shined. 

3 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is 

given ; 
And the government shall be upon his shoulder ; 

4 And his name shall be called Wonderful, 

Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, 
The Prince of Peace. 

5 Of the increase of his government and peace there 

shall be no end, 
Upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, 

6 To order it, and to establish it with judgment 

And with justice, from henceforth even forever. 

7 Glory be to God in the highest, 

And on earth peace, good will to men. 

46 Sev - lr - 

HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God almighty ! 
Which was, and is, and is to come. 

3 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honor, 

and power ; 

4 For thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure 

they are and were created. 

5 Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, 

6 To receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and 

strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. 

7 Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, 

8 Be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, 

And unto the Lamb forever and ever. 



"gQ SELECTIONS EO'li CHsl.VTl.VG. 

47 FC.YEREAL. 

BLESSED are the dead. 
Who die in the Lord from henceforth : 

2 Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their 

labors ; 
And their works do follow them. 

3 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resur- 

rection : 
On such the second death hath no power ; 

4 But they shall be priests of God and of Christ, 

And shall reign with him a thousand years. 

5 Unto him that loved us, 

And washed us from our sins in his own blood, 

6 And hath made us kings and priests to God and his 

Father : 
To him be glory and dominion forever and ever. 

48 FU.XE'REAL. 

BLESSED are the dead, who die in the Lord from 
henceforth : 
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their 
labors, and their works do follow them. 

2 Our days on earth are as a shadow, and there is none 

abiding ; 
We are but of yesterday ; there is but a step be- 
tween us and death. 

3 Man's days are as grass : as a flower of the field so he 

flourisheth ; 
He appeareth for a little time, then vanisheth away. 

4 "Watch ! for ye know not what hour your Lord doth 

come ; 
Be ye also ready ; for in such an hour as ye think 
not, the Son of Man cometh. 



SELECTIONS FOX CIIAATI.YG. J gj 

5 It is the Lord ; let him do what seemeth him good ; 

The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, and 
blessed be the name of the Lord. 

6 Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord from hence- 

forth ; 
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their 
labors, and their works do follow them. 



49 TE DXI'jr Z?l UVAJfUS. 

WE praise thee, O God ; 
AVe acknowledge thee to be the Lord. 
All the earth doth worship thee, the Father everlast- 
ing. 

2 To thee all angels cry aloud, 

The heavens, and all the powers therein. 

To thee cherubim and seraphim, continually do cry. 

3 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth ; 

Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy 
glory. 

4 The glorious company of the apostles praise thee, 

The goodly fellowship of the prophets praise thee. 

5 The noble army of martyrs praise thee, 

The holy church throughout all the world doth ac- 
knowledge thee. 

6 The Father of an infinite majesty ; 

Thine adorable, true and only Son ; 
Also the Holy Ghost, the Comforter. 

7 Thou art the King of glory, O Christ, 

Thou art the everlasting Son of the Father. 



ygg SELECTIONS FOU CHANTING. 

8 When thou tookest upon thee to deliver man, 

Thou didst humble thyself to be born of a vir- 
gin. 
When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death, 
Thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all be- 
lievers. 



9 Thou sittest at the right hand of God, in the glory of 
the Father. 
We believe that thou shalt come to be our judge. 

10 We therefore pray thee, help thy servants, 

Whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood. 
Make them to be numbered with thy saints, 
In glory everlasting. 

11 O Lord, save thy people, and bless thine heritage ; 

Govern them, and lift them up forever. 
Day by day we magnify thee ; 

And we worship thy name ever, world without 
end, 

12 Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day without 

sin ; 
O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon 
us. 

13 Lord, let thy mercy be upon us, as our trust is in 

thee. 
O Lord, in thee have I trusted ; let me never be con- 
founded. 



50 GL OKIA IA ' EXCEL SIS. 

GLORY be to God on high ; 
And on earth peace, good will towards men. 



8BZJPCTJ0JVS FOft CMAWTIJfG, 



789 



2 We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, 

We glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great 
glory ; 

O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Al- 
mighty. 

3 O Lord the only begotten Son, Jesus Christ ; 

O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that 

takest away the sins of the world : 
Have mercy upon us. 

4 Thou that takest away the sins of the world, 

Have mercy upon us. 

5 Thou that takest away the sins of the world, 

Receive our prayer. 

6 Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, 

Have mercy upon us. 

7 For thou only art holy, 

Thou only art the Lord. 

8 Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, 

Art most high in the glory of God the Father. 
Amen. 



51 



THOU Maker of my vital frame, 
Unvail thy face, pronounce thy name ; 
Shine to my sight, and let the ear 
Which thou hast formed, thy language hear 
Divide, ye clouds, and let me see 
The Power that gives me leave to be. 

2 Where is thy residence ? oh ! why 
Dost thou avoid my searching eye ! 
Mysterious Being ! Great Unknown, 
Say, do the clouds conceal thy throne ? 
Or art thou all diffused abroad, 
Through boundless space, a present God ? 



JQQ SELECTIONS FOR CHAJfTUTG, 

3 Is there not some delightful art 
To feel thy presence at my heart \ 
To hear thy whispers, soft and kind, 
In holy silence of the mind % — 
Then rest, my thoughts ; no longer roam 
In quest of joy — for heaven 's at home ! 

THUS saith the Lord that made thee, and formed 
thee, who will help thee, 
Fear not, O Jacob my servant, and Israel whom I 
have chosen. 

2 The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting 

upon them that fear him, 
And his righteousness unto children' s children, 

3 To such as keep his covenant : 

And to those that remember his commandments to do 
them. 

4 One shall say, I am the Lord's ; and another shall call 

himself by the name of Jacob ; 
And another shall subscribe with his hand to the 
Lord, and surname himself by the name of 
Israel. 

5 Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be 

ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not. 
Thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer ; from 
everlasting is thy name. 

53 Ssi ptis.ual. 

Sefore the Administration. 

r^\ ye and teach all nations, baptizing them 
VJT In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and 
of the Holy Ghost: 
2 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have 
commanded you ; 
And lo, I am wdth you alway, even to the end of the 
w T orld. 



SELECTIONS FOB C //.*/ .V '/'/. VG. JQ} 

3 Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them 
not : 
For of such is the kingdom of heaven. 

sifter the Administration* 

1 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall 

be clean : 
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will 
I put within you, 

2 And I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh. 

And I will give you a heart of flesh. 

3 For the promise is unto you, and to your children ; 

And to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord 
our God shall call. 



3fnDer to jFim Lines. 



A BBA, Father, hear thy child Anon. 828 

-^- Abide with me ! Fast falls the eventide Lyte. 785 

A broken heart, my God, my King Watts. 524 

A broken heart, O Lord Raffles. 564 

According to thy gracious word Montgomery. 1069 

A charge to keep I have C. Wesley. 485 

Acquaint thyself quickly, O sinner Knox. 504 

A few more years shall roll Bonar. 1204 

Affliction is a stormy deep Cotton. 973 

Again our earthly cares we leave Anon. 86 

Again the day returns of holy rest Mason. 70 

Again the Lord of life and light Barhauld. 87 

Ah ! how shall fallen man Watts. 438 

Ah, this heart is void and chill German. 1 279 

Ah ! what avails my strife C. Wesley. 539 

Ah ! wretched, vile, ungrateful heart Steele. 562 

Alas ! and did my Saviour bleed Watts. 313 

Alas ! what hourly dangers rise ! Steele. 581 

A light streams downward from the sky Mrs. Hinsdale. 1294 

All hail the power of Jesus' name Duncan. 359 

All his servants, join to sing Conder. 131 

All is dying ; hearts are breaking Anon. 761 

All people that on earth do Sternhold & Ilopkins. 97 

All praise to Him of Nazareth Bryant. 1114 

All that I was, my sin and guilt Bonar. 911 

Almighty God, thy word is cast Anon. 185 

Along my earthly way Edmeston. 986 

Always with us, always with us Kctin. 766 

Amazing grace ! how sweet the sound Xeieton. 648 

Am I a soldier of the cross Watts. 646 

A mother may forgetful be Sta le. 1020 

And can mine eyes, without a tear Heginbotham. 812 

And can my heart aspire so high Steele. 1004 

And canst thou, sinner ! slight Hyde. 486 

And dost thou say, " Ask what thou wilt," Anon. 870 



/.\'/j/:.v or FIS8T LINES. 






And is there, Lord, a rest /.' 1-274 

And must 1 part with all 1 have 942 

Ami shall 1 sit alone Beddorru . 590 

And will the Judge descend Doddridge. 1230 

Angels rejoiced, ami sweetly sung Hum. 270 

Angels ! roll the rock away 378 

Another six days' work is done Stennett. 8 

A parting hymn we sing 1. ]{. W. 1106 

A pilgrim through this lonely world Bonar. 294 

Approach, my soul ! the mercy-seat N< wton. 529 

Arise, my soul, arise 0. Wesley. 929 

Arise. O King of grace, arise W"tts. 29 

Arise, ye people, and adore Lyte. 382 

Arise, ye saints, arise Anon. 686 

Arm of the Lord, awake, awake Shrubsok. 99 

1 thy throne, almighty King Beddomc. 1130 

Asleep in Jesu^ ! blessed sleep Mrs. Maekay. 1181 

As oft with worn and weary feet Wilberforce. 740 

As pants the hart for cooling streams Tate & Brady. 639 

.bled at thy great command Collyer. 1139 

As the hart, with eager looks Montgomery. G6 

Astonished and distressed Toplady. 442 

As when in silence, vernal showers Rippon. 391 

As when the weary traveler gains Xeicton. 1296 

At anchor laid, remote from home Toplady. 409 

At evening time let there be light Anon. 900 

At the Lamb's high feast we sing Anon. 10 v 

At thy command, onr dearest Lord Watts. 1056 

Author of good ! to thee we turn Merrick. 841 

Awake, and sing the song Hammond. 44 

Awake, awake the sacred song Steele. 281 

Awaked by Sinai's awful sound Ockum. 546 

Awake, my heart, arise, my tongue Watts. 243 

Awake, my soul, and with the sun Watts. 9 

Awake, my soul ! lift up thine eyes Barbauld. G44 

Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve Doddridge. G45 

Awake, my soul, to joyful lays Medley. 756 

Awake, my tongue, thy tribute bring Needham. lfci 

Awake, our souls ! away our fears Watts. G43 

Awake, ye saints ! and raise your eyes Doddridge. 1321 

Awake, ye saints, awake ! Cotttrill. 50 

Away from earth my spirit turns Ray Palmer. C96 

BEAUTIFUL Zion, built above Anon. 1208 

Before Jehovah's awful throne Watts. 136 

Before the heavens were spread abroad WatU 

Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme Watts. 236 



; /, ' l.\'j)i:.V o/- FJStST LIJTJSS. 

HYMN 

Behold a stranger at the door Gregg. 477 

Behold, the day is come Baldome. 1238 

Behold, the expected time draws near Vbke. 1125 

Behold the glories of the Lamb Watt*. 340 

Behold the Man ! How glorious he ! Anon. 321 

Behold, the morning san Watts. 40 

Behold the path that mortals tread Anon. 1192 

Behold the Saviour of mankind Wesley. 314 

Behold the temple of the Lord Anon. 1179 

Behold the throne of grace ! Newton. 882 

Behold the western evening light Pcabody. 1232 

Behold what wondrous grace Watte. 918 

Behold, where, in a mortal form Enfidd. 293 

Be joyful iu God, all ye lands Montgomery. 137 

Be merciful to me, O God Anon. 566 

Beneath our feet and o'er our head Weber. 1233 

Be still, my heart ! these anxious cares Neirton. 9S8 

Be tranquil, my soul ! Hastings. 997 

Be with me, Lord, where'er I go Anon. 879 

Beyond, beyond the boundless sea Conder. 250 

Beyond the smiling and the weeping Bonar. 1301 

Beyond the starry skies Turner. 355 

Bless. O my soul, the living God Watts. 106 

Blessed angels, high in heaven Anon. 958 

Blessed are the sons of God Humphreys. 827 

Blessed Comforter, come down Tuplady. 419 

Blessed fountain, full of grace ! Kelly. 779 

Blessed Saviour ! thee I love DufficM. 1087 

Blest are the pure in heart Keble. 816 

Blest are the souls that hear and know Watts. 190 

Blest be the dear, uniting love C. Wesley. 851 

Blest be the tie that binds Faiccett. 847 

Blest be thou, O God of Israel Anon. 126 

Blest Comforter divine ! Anon. 401 

Blest day of God, most calm, most bright Anon. 30 

Blest day ! when our ascended Lord Anon. 412 

Blest feast of love divine Anon. 1110 

Blest hour ! when mortal man retires Raffies, 83 

Blest is the man whose softening heart Barbauld. 944 

Blest Jesus ! when my soaring Heginbotham. 704 

Blest morning ! whose young dawning rays Weitts. 18 

Blest Trinity ! from mortal sight Anon. 256 

Blow ye the trumpet, blow C. Wesley. 330 

Bread of heaven ! on thee we feed Conder. 1079 

Brethren, while we sojourn here Anon. 611 

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning Htber. 

Bright King of Glory, dreadful God Watte. 338 



I.V/JEX Or FISST Ll.YZS. 

Broad la the road that leads to death Walts. 426 

Brother, hast thou wandered Ear Olarkt . !9S 

Brother, though from yonder sky Bancroft. 1212 

>1 Siloam'a shady rill Heber. 1050 

CALL Jehovah thy Balvation Montgomery. (;?:> 

Calm me, my God, and keep me calm Bonar. 809 

Culm on the listening ear of night Sears. 278 

Can sinners hope for heaven Anon. 4-J9 

Cast thy bread upon the waters \n<>„. 957 

Cast thy burden on the Lord A non. 666 

less praise be to the Father II. W. P. 128 

. ye mourners, cease to languish Collyer. 1217 

Cheer up, desponding soul Byrom. 995 

Child of sin and sorrow ! Filled Hastings. 499 

Child of sin and sorrow ! Where Anon. 500 

Children of God, who, faint and slow Bowdler. 686 

Children of the heavenly King Cennick. 662 

Chosen not for good in me McCheyne. 838 

Christ, above all glory seated Anon. 362 

Christian, let your heart be glad Maitland. 665 

Christian, the morn breaks sweetly o'er thee .A non . •'» s 

Christ is our corner-stone Chandler. 1000 

Christ, of all my hope the ground Windham. 821 

Christ, the Lord, is risen to-day, Our Anon. 383 

Christ, the L;>rd, is risen to day, Sons Gudworth. 57 

Christ, whose glory fills the skies Tuplady. 62 

Church of the ever-living God Bonar. 1018 

Come, all ye saints of God Anon. 374 

Come at the morning hour Anon. 886 

Come, blessed Spirit ! source of light Beddome. 387 

Come, Desire of nations, come Anon. 1150 

Come, divine and peaceful Guest Anon. 422 

Come, every pious heart Stcnnett. 328 

Come, gracious Lord, descend and dwell Watts. 3 

Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove Browne. 392 

Come, happy souls, approach your God Watts. 454 

Come hither, all ye weary souls Watts. 475 

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come Anon. 395 

( Some, Holy Ghost, my soul inspire Anon. 804 

Come, Holy Ghost ! our hearts inspire C. Wesley. 420 

Come, Holy Spirit ! calm my mind Burdt r. 3S8 

Come. Holy Spirit, come ! Let Hart. 399 

Come, Holy Spirit, come, With Anon. 405 

Come, Holy Spirit, from on high Anon. 1051 

Come, HolV Spirit, heavenly Dove ! Watts. 393 

Come in, thou blessed of the Lord, Enter Kelly. 846 



796 I. YD EX OF FIRST LINES. 

HTMN 

Come in, thou blessed, etc., Stranger Montgomery. 85G 

Come, Jesus, Redeemer Ray Palmer. 1104 

Come join, ye saints, with heart and voice Anon. 753 

Come, kingdom of our God Johns. 1 148 

Come let us anew our journey pursue C. Wesley. 1341 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs Wails. 343 

Come, let us join our songs Anon. 330 

Come, let us iii'r our joyful eyes Wt'tts. 33 

Come, let us sing the song of songs Moitt'joiuery. 337 

Come, Lord, and tarry not Bonar. 1144 

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare Newton. 887 

Come, O Creator Spirit blest ! Lyra Cath. 386 

Come, my soul ! in sacred lays Blacklock. 21 7 

Come, sacred Spirit, from above Doddridge. 411 

Come, said Jesus' sacred, voice Barbauld. 495 

Come, shout aloud the Father's grace Hcginbotham. 114 

Come, sing to me of heaven Anon. 1303 

Come, sound his praise abroad Watts. 35 

Come, Spirit, source of light Anon. 404 

Come, thou Almighty King Madan. 122 

Come, thou desire of all thy saints ! Steele. 28 

Come, thou Fount of every blessing Robinson. 1100 

Come, thou long-expected Jesus Anon. 11G3 

Come, thou soul-transforming Spirit Anon. 173 

Come to Calvary's holy mountain Montgomery. £09 

Come to the ark, come to the ark Anon. 483 

Come to the house of prayer Taylor. 85 

Come to the land of peace Anon. 462 

Come, trembling sinner, in whose breast Jones. 478 

Come up, hither ! come away jS~< tin . 1293 

Come, weary souls, with sins distressed Steele. 4 74 

Come, we who love the Lord Watts. 42 

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er Anon. 505 

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched Hart. 512 

Come, ye souls, by sin afflicted Sicain, 5 1 1 

Come, ye thankful people, come Alford. 1329 

Come, ye that know and fear the Lord Burder. 242 

Come, ye that love the Saviour's name Steele. 

Command thy blessing from above Montgonu ry. - '. I 

Complete in thee, no work of mine A. R. W. 79G 

Creator Spirit, by whose aid Dryden. 410 

Cross, reproach, and tribulation Moravian. G72 

Crown his head with endless blessing Anon. 3G1 

DARKLY rose the guilty morning Anon. 

Daughter of Zion, awake from thy sadness Anon. 1174 

Daughter of Zion ! from the dust Montgomery. 1 180 



Day of anger] that dread day Afford 

Day of judgment! day of wonders . L242 

Dearesi of all the names above Watts. TOG 

Dear Father, to thy mercy-seat 807 

Dear is the spot where Christians sleep Anon, 

Dear Jesus, let thy pitying eye 1 non. L(KH3 

Dear Lord, amid the throng that pressed Anon. 1 1 10 

Dear Refuge of my weary soul Steele. \ 01 

1 tear Saviour, ever at my side Faber. 1036 

Dear Saviour, if these lambs should stray Hyde. 10 •"» 

Dear Saviour ! we are thine Doddridge. 1 105 

! tea r Saviour, when my thoughts recall 8tet le. G10 

Deep in our hearts let us record Watts. o07 

Delay not, delay not, O sinner Hasting*. 503 

Depth of mercy ! can there he C. Wt dt //. 

Did Christ o'er sinners weep Bcddome. 487 

Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord ! Hart. 151 

1 toes t he ( tospel word proclaim Ni wton. 003 

Do not I love thee, O my Lord Doddridge. 719 

Draw near. O Holy Dove, draw near A. J,\ W. 

Dread Jehovah ! God of nations A non. 1 3 ;:] 

Drooping souls, no longer mourn A non . 

I7\ ARLY, my God, without delay Watts. 17 

-^ Earth has nothing sweet or fair Gt run in. 780 

Earth is past away and gone .1 [ford. 1237 

Earth's transitory things decay Bowl ing. 900 

Enthroned is Jesus now Judh in. 353 

Enthroned on high, Almighty Lord Humphri 8. -li i 

Ere to the world again we go Anon. 153 

Eternal God, celestial King ! Wrangham. 1 1 

Eternal God ! eternal King ! March. KG 

Eternal Father ! thou hast said Ray Palmer. 

Eternal Source of every joy .Doddridge. lolO 

Eternal Sun of righteousness C. W<.*l<y. 24 

Eternal Spirit, God of truth. Anon. 41 7 

Eternal Spirit, we confess Watts. 085 

Eternal Wisdom ! thee we praise Watts. 235 

Eternity! eternity! German. 1240 

FADE, fade, each earthly joy Bonar. 774 

Fading, still fading, the last beam is shining Anon. 1S4 

Faint not, Christian ! though the road Anon. 6 17 

Fairest Lord Jesus ! Anon. 757 

Faith adds new charms to earthly bliss Wmf*. SI '> 

Faith is the polar star 1 non. 837 

Far as thy name is known Watts. 1023 



;0S IJITDJBX OF Flit ST ZI.VFS. 

ittmn 

Far from my heavenly home Lyte. 1 273 

Par from my thoughts, vain world " Watts. 695 

Far from the world, Lord. I flee Coicpcr. 20 

Father, bless thy word to all Kelly. 1G7 

Father, hear our humble claim Wesleyan 

Father, hear the prayer we offer Anon. 959 

Father ! how wide thy glory shines Watt*. 240 

Father, I long. I faint to see Watts, 1260 

Father of eternal grace ! Montgorm ry. 822 

Father of glory ! to thy name Watts. 271 

Father of heaven, whose? love profound Anon. 200 

Father of mercies, bow thine ear Beddome. 1000 

Father of mercies ! God of love Heginbotliam. 228 

Father of mercies, in thy word Steele. 206 

Father of mercies ! send thy grace Doddridge. 943 

Father of our spirits ! hear Anon . 160 

Father, thy thoughts are peace German. 905 

Father ! whate'er of earthly bliss Steele. b03 

Fear not, little flock, the foe German. 755 

Feeble, helpless, how shall I Fumess. 778 

Eight the good fight ! lay hold Montgomery. G80 

Finn as the earth thy gospel stands Watts. 914 

For a season called to part Neicton. 165 

u Forbid them not," the Saviour cried Hastings. 1047 

Forever here my rest shall be C. Wesley. 1111 

Forever with the Lord Montgomery. 1200 

Forget thyself! Christ bade thee come Hastings. 1118 

Forgive us, Lord ! to thee we cry Hastings. 5G3 

For me to live is Christ Anon. 730 

For the mercies of the day Montgomery. 171 

For thee, O dear, dear country Bernard. 1268 

Forth from the dark and stormy sky Heb&r. 80 

For those in bonds, as bound Hastings. 1335 

For what shall I praise thee, my God C. Fry. 1207 

Fountain of grace, rich, full, and free A^non. 700 

Fount of everlasting love Ray Palmer. 1 1 56 

Frequent the day of God returns Browne. 21 

Friend after friend departs Montgomery. 1211 

From all that dwell below the skies Tl 'alts. 96 

From Calvary a cry was heard Cunningham. 310 

From day to day before our eyes Montgomery. 1131 

From deep distress and troubled thoughts Watts. C32 

From Egypt's bondage come Kelly. 1 2 < 1 

From every earthly pleasure Davis. <4 

From every stormy wind that blows Stoicell. 868 

From Greenland's icy mountains Heber. 1169 

From the cross uplifted high Haiceis. 1084 



i.vnjj.l o/ FI&ST L/.\-/:.s. jqq 

IIVMN 

From the recesses of a lowly spirit Bowring. 025 

From the table now retiring Anon. 1< 05 

Full of trembling expectation C. Wesley. 016 

GENTLY, gently lay the rod Lyi 

Gently, my Saviour, let me down 1ILL 1 1 88 

Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead ns Hastings. 1 75 

Give glory to God in the highest Montgomery. 141 

Giver of each perfect gift ! Anon. 826 

Give me the wings of faith, to rise Watts. 1250 

Give to the Lord, ye sons of fame Watts, 101 

(Jive to the winds thy fears Gi rhardt. 656 

Glorious things of thee are spoken Newton. 1160 

Glory, glory to our King Kelly. :]70 

Glory to God on high Anon. 372 

Glory to God the Father be German. 396 

Glory to God, whose witness-train Moravian. 802 

( J lory to thee, my God, this night Kenn. 154 

God Almighty and All-seeing Pierpont. 75 

God eternal ! Lord of all ! Millard. 130 

God guard the poor ! we may not see Woodman. 932 

God, in the gospel of his Son Beddome. 196 

God, in the high and holy place Montgomery. 227 

God is in his holy temple Montgorm ry. 88 

God is love ; his mercy brightens Bowring. 270 

God is my strong salvation Mbntgomt ry. 677 

God is the refuge of his saints. Watts. 1124 

God moves in a mysterious way Coirper. 237 

God of mercy ! God of grace ! Hear J. Taylor. 596 

God of mercy ! God of grace ! Show Lyte. 65 

(Joel of my life, through all my days Doddridge. 635 

God of my life, thy boundless grace Anon. 518 

God of my life, to thee belong 1 nan. 216 

God of my life, to thee I call Gowper. 880 

God of our salvation , hear us An on . 1 71 

God of the morning ray Hastings. 123 

God of the prophets' power ! Anon. 162 

God of the sunlight hours, how sad 1 >m U . 34 

God of the universe, to thee Anon. 1031 

God's glory is a wondrous thing Lyra Goth. 654 

God's holy law, transgressed Beddome. 441 

God with us ! oh, glorious name .' Anon. 783 

Go, labor on ; spend and be spent Bonar. 931 

Go, labor on, while it is day Bonar. 938 

Go to dark Gethsemane Montgomery. 319 

Go to the grave in all thy glorious prime Montgom ry. 1208 

<ro, tune thy voice to sacred song Hastings. 71 <> 



SOO IJV&EX OF Flit ST LUTES. 

HTJTN 

Go, worship at Immanuel's feet Watts. 381 

Grace ! 't is a charming sound ! Doddridge. 921 

Gracious Spirit, Love divine ! Stacker. 406 

Great Former of this various frame Doddridge. 351 

Great God, attend while Zion sings Watts. 10 

Great God ! how infinite are thou Watts. 233 

Great God, now condescend Fellows. 1045 

Great God of nations ! now to thee Anon. 1809 

Great God ! this sacred day of thine Steele. 78 

Great God ! to thee my evening song Steele. 878 

Great God, we sing that mighty hand Doddridge. 1313 

Great God, what do I see and hear Luther. 1247 

Great God, when I approach thy throne Anon. 456 

Great God, whom' heaven and earth Anon. 1335 

Great God, whose universal sway Watts. 1128 

Great is the Lord our God Watts. 36 

Great is the Lord ! what tongue can frame Anon. 100 

Great Redeemer, Friend of sinners Anon. 1300 

Great Ruler of all nature's frame Doddridge. 241 

Great Shepherd of thine Israel Watts. H22 

Great Sun of Righteousness, arise ! Watts. 198 

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah Oliver. 176 

HAD I the tongues of Greeks and Jews Watts. 793 
Hail, happy day ! thou day of holy rest Brown. 71 

Hail, sovereign love that formed Brewer. 450 

Hail the day that sees him rise Madan. 880 

Hail, thou bright and sacred morn C. Elliott. 61 

Hail, thou once despised Jesus Bakewell. 358 

Hail to the brightness of Zion's Hastings. 1152 

Hail to the Lord's Anointed Montgomery. 1172 

Hail, tranquil hour of closing day ! Bacon, b 62 

Hallelujah ! best and sweetest Breviary. 1165 

Happy, Saviour, would I be Nevins. 831 

Happy the heart where graces Watts. 810 

Happy the meek, whose gentle breast J. Scott. 798 

Happy the souls to Jesus C. Wesley. 854 

Hark ! a voice divides the sky C. Wesley. 1214 

Hark ! hark ! the notes of joy Anon. 291 

Hark ! how the choral song of heaven Anon. 1255 

Hark ! my soul ! it is the Lord Cowper. 1077 

Hark ! ten thousand harps and voices Kelly. 357 

Hark, the glad sound ! the Saviour comes Doddridge. 277 

Hark ! the herald angels sing C. Wesley. 292 

Hark ! the song of Jubilee Montgomery. 1149 

Hark ! the song of love and mercy Francis. 322 

Hark ! what celestial sounds Anon. 286 



y.\'7J/:.v or FIS8T LIWJS8. gQ} 

JIVMN 

Hark ! what mean those holy voices Ca 

Hasten, Lord ! to my reli ase Monty 

Hasten, sinner! to be wise J'. Scott. 497 

Haste, traveler, haste ! the night Golly< r. 468 

Heirs of unending life Anon. 925 

Hearken, Lord, to my complaints Montgorm ry. ~!i ! ) 

Hear, O sinn •:■. mercy hails you Reed. 513 

Hear what God, the Lord, hath spoken Cowper. 070 

Heavenly Father, grant thy blessing Anon 186 

Heavenly Father, sovereign Lord Anon. 889 

Heavenly Shepherd, guide us Bickersteth. 181 

] [eavenly Spirit ! may each heart Edmeston. 892 

He dies ! — the friend of sinners dies Watts. 327 

lie has come, the Christ of God! Anon. 782 

He knelt, the Saviour knelt and prayed Ilemans. 820 

He lives I the great Redeemer lives Steele. 897 

Heralds of creation ! cry Montgomery. 258 

Here I can firmly rest Gerhardt. 919 

Here let us see thy face, O Lord Anon. 1007 

1 [ere, O my Lord, I s^e thee face Bonar. 1117 

lie that goeth forth with weeping Bastings. 953 

He, who on earl h as man was known Newton. 349 

High in the heavens, eternal God ! Watts. 103 

High in yonder realms of light Raffles. 1285 

Ho ! every one that thirsts ! 0. Wesley. 476 

Holy and reverend is the name Keedham. 239 

Holy Bible ! book divine Anon. 194 

Holy Father, hear my cry Bonar. 272 

Holy Father, thou hast taught me Anon. 609 

Holy Ghost the Infinite Anon. 421 

Holy Ghost ! with light divine ... Reed. 408 

Holy, holy, holy Lord I Montgomery. 116 

Holy Spirit ! gently come TjLammond. 415 

Holy Spirit ! Lord of light ! Lyra ( nth. 407 

Hosanna to the Prince of light Watts. 341 

How are thy servants blest Addison. 229 

How beauteous arc their feet Watts. 1028 

How beauteous were the marks A. C. Coxe. 304 

How blest are those, how truly wise Steele. 1012 

How blest the righteous when he dies Beirbeiuld. 1183 

How blest the sacred tie that binds Barbevdd. 843 

How calm and beautiful the morn Hastings. 375 

How charming is the place Stennett. 48 

How condescending and how kind Watts. 318 

How did my heart rejoice to hear Watts. 20 

How firm a foundation, ye saints Kirkham. 678 

How gentle God's commands Doddridge. 058 



$02 1X2)1! A' Or Fl&ST LIXJES. 

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How heavy is the night Watts. 440 

How helpless guilty nature lies Steele. 434 

How large the promise ! how divine Watts. 1053 

How long, Lord, shall I complain Watts. G29 

How oft, alas ! this wretched heart Steele. 577 

How pleasant, how divinely fair Watts. 7 

How pleasant 't is to see W<ttts. 842 

How pleased and blest was I Watts. 52 

How precious is the hook divine Iunrrett. 203 

How sad our state by nature is Waits. 4:)3 

How shall the sons of men appear Stennett. 444 

How shall the young secure their hearts Watts. 205 

How still and peaceful is the grave Anon. 119G 

How sweet and awful is the place Watts. 1072 

How sweetly flowed the gospel sound Bowring. 302 

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight Swain. 853 

How sweet the melting lay Anon. 884 

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds Nt wton. 707 

How sweet to leave the world awhile Kelly. 87G 

How swift the torrent rolls Doddridge. 1202 

How tedious and tasteless the hours Newton. 747 

How tender is thy hand Hastings. 984 

How vain is all beneath the skies Anon. 1228 

I ASK not now for gold to gild Whittier. 1005 
I bless thee, Lord, for sorrows sent Anon. 962 

I cannot always trace the way Anon. 908 

I cannot call affliction sweet Montgomery. 971 

I feed by faith on Christ ; my bread Montgomery. 10C1 

If God is mine, then present things Bcddome. 903 

If human kindness meets return Noel. 1075 

If life in sorrow must he spent Guion. 9G5 

If on our daily course our mind Anon. 792 

If thou impart thyself to me C. Wesley. 909 

If, through unruffled seas Anon. 981 

I have a home above Anon. 1 270 

I heard the voice of Jesus say Bonar. 922 

I know that my Redeemer lives C. W( sley. 348 

I lay my sins on Jesus Bonar. 7G7 

I left the God of truth and light Montgomery. 573 

I lift my soul to God Watts. 

I love the sacred Book of God Kelly. 200 

I love the volume of thy word Watts. 191 

I love thy kingdom, Lord Dicight. 885 

I love to steal awhile away Broicn. 8G5 

I'ma pilgrim, and I 'm a stranger Anon. 1283 

I 'm but a stranger here T. R. Taylor. 1281 



j.\j)/:.y or FISST ljajj.s. ggj 

HYMN 

I 'm not ashamed to own my Lord Watts, 6 17 

In all my vast concerns with thee Watts. 245 

In every trying hour Anon. 917 

Infinite Love ! what precious stores WaJLwbv/ry. 470 

In heavenly love abiding Waring. 075 

Inquire, ye pilgrims, for the way Doddridge. 4G7 

Inspirer and hearer of prayer Toplady. 748 

In the Christian's home in glory Anon. 1280 

In the cross of Christ I glory Bowring. 366 

In the dark and cloudy day A nan. 1002 

In the sun and moon and stars Ilcber. 1236 

In this calm impressive hour Hastings. 64 

In thy name, O Lord, assembling Kelly. 76 

In time of fear, when trouble 'a near Hastings. 651 

In time of tribulation Montgomery. 683 

In true and patient hope C. Wesley. 817 

In vain our fancy strives to paint Newton. 1269 

In vain we seek for peace with. God Watts. 435 

I once was a stranger to grace MzGheync. 924 

I saw One hanging on a tree Newton. 316 

I send the joys of earth, away Watts. 52G 

I sing the almighty power of God Watts. 240 

Isles of the south ! your redemption is nearing 1 rjbon. 1 ! 54 

I stand on Zion's mount Swain. 059 

Is there ambition in my heart ? Waits. 817 

Is this the kind return ? Watts. 443 

It came upon the midnight clear Sears. 1177 

It is not death, to die Bet/tune. 1203 

It is the Lord, enthroned in light Green. 969 

It is thy hand, my God Darby. 982 

I want a heart to pray C. Wesley. 636 

I was a wandering sheep Bonar. 735 

I would be thine ; oh ! take my heart Anon. 585 

I would love thee, God and Father French. 368 

I would not live alway : I ask Muhlenberg. 1206 

JEHOVAH God ! thy gracious power Tliornson. 246 
Jehovah reigns ; his throne is high Watts. 95 

Jerusalem ! my happy home Anon . 1293 

Jerusalem, the glorious Bernard. 1286 

Jesus, all-atoning Lamb ! Wesley. 836 

Jesus, and didst thou leave the sky Steele. 459 

Jesus ! and shall it ever be Gregg. 697 

Jesus, at whose supreme command C. Wesley. 1070 

Jesus, bless'd Mediator Conder. 1306 

Jesus calls us o'er the tumult Anon. 1091 

Jesus comes, his conflict over Kelly. 363 



gQ JL I. YD EX Or FIRST LIJfJB8. 

HTM 

demands this heart of mine Steele. 622 

. on my heart Mi d'< y. 427 

Jesus, full of all compassion Turn* r. 013 

Jesus ! I come to thee L 

Jeans, I Love thee ! thou dost know Ano/>. 

Jesus ! I love thy charming name Doddridge. 708 

Jesus, I my cross have taken Grant. 7G2 

Jesus, in sickness and in pain Galla udt t 

i Qvites his saints Watts. 1 109 

Lamb of God, for me Say Pa 

Let thy pitying eye Anon. 018 

Jesus lives ! no longer now Gen/tan. 1224 

Jesus, Lord, we look to thee C. Wesley. 823 

Jesus ! lover of my soul C. Wesli >/. 

Jesus, Master ! hear me now Ano.t. 1062 

Jesus, merciful and mild Hastings, 607 

Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone Cennick. 784 

Jesus, my happy heart Anon. 990 

Jesus, my sorrow lies too deep Bonar. 977 

Jesus, my strength, my hope C. Wesley. 819 

Jesus only, when the morning Ufason. 754 

Jesus ! our best beloved Friend Anon. 935 

Jesus, our Lord, how rich thy grace Doddridge. 941 

Jesus, save my dying soul Hastings. 561 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun Watts. 1141 

Jesus spreads his banner o'er us Anon 

Jesus, the Christ of God Bonar. 

Jesus, the sinner's Friend, to thee C. Wesley. 527 

Jesus, the very thought of thee Bernard. 709 

Jesus ! thou art the sinner's friend Burnham. 721 

Jesus, thou source of calm repose Anon 

Jesus ! thy love shall we forget Anon. 296 

Jesus, thy name I love Anon. 769 

Jesus ! thy robe of righteousness C. Wesley. 927 

Jesus, we look to thee G.W 

Jesus, we thus obey Anon. 1108 

Jesus, where'er thy people meet Cowper. 874 

Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding Hastings. 1216 

Jesus, who knows full well Newton. 883 

Jesus, whom angel hosts adore Bonar. 311 

Jesus, who on Calvary's mountain Anon. 1092 

Jesus, who on his glorious throne A 

Joyful be the hours to-day KeUy. 59 

Joy to the world, the Lord is come Watts. 274 

Just as I am. without one plea C. Elliott. 516 



j.v/)/:.Y or FISST z/.r/.w. sn - 

KEEP Bilence, all created things! Watts 

Keep us, Lord, oh, ever keep us Inon. 1 is 

Kindred in ( lirisl ! for his dear Bake V wton. 8 1 1 

Kingdoms and thrones to God belong Watts. 218 

LABORERS ofChri it, arise Sigmimey. 9.9 
Laboring and heavy-laden Rankin 

Laden ■with guilt, and full of fears Watts. 198 

Lamb of God ! whose bleeding C. Wesley. 1110 

Load as, heavenly Father, lend us \n<>it. H7 

Let all on earth their voices raise Watts. 1 1 1 

Let every mortal oar attend Watts. 4C0 

Let glory be to ( Joel on high Anon. 145 

Let me be with thee where thou art Anon. 1295 

Let me but hear my Saviour say Watts. 094 

L t party names no more Beddome. 849 

Lit saints below in concert sing C. Wesley. 862 

Let the world their virtue boast Wesley. G21 

Let us awake our joys Kingsbury. 309 

Let us with a joyful mind Milton. 115 

Let worldly minds the world pursue Newton. 727 

Let Zion and her sons rejoice Watts. 1175 

Let Zion's watchmen all awake Doddridge. 1022 

Lift up to God the voice of praise Wardlaw. 110 

Light of life, seraphic fire C. Wisley. 08 

Light of the soul ! O Saviour blest Anon. "> 03 

Light of those whose dreary dwelling C. Wesley. 1 101 

Like morning, when her early breeze Moore. 428 

Like sheep we went astray _ Watts. 44G 

Like the eagle, upward, onward Bonar. 955 

Lo, God is here ! — let us adore /. Wesley. 92 

Lo, he cometh ! countless trumpets Anon. 1245 

Lo ! he comes with clouds descending Brydges. 1210 

Lone, amidst the dead and dying Anon. 014 

Long as the darkening cloud abode A non. 087 

Long have I sat beneath the sound Watts. 

Look from thy sphere of endless day Bryant. 1 133 

Look to Jesus ! till reviving Sun dish. 510 

Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious Kelly. 359 

Lo ! on a narrow neck of land G Wesley. 548 

Lo ! round the throne a glorious band inon. 1254 

Lo ! the day of rest declineth R(/b!,ins. 183 

Lo ! the mighty God appearing Goodc. 1243 

Lo, the seal of death is breaking Anon. 1290 

Lo ! what a glorious sight appears Watts. 1291 

Lowly and solemn be TL mans. 1007 

Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee Anon. 297 



806 i.v&rx or first ljxes. 

HTMX 

Lord, at this closing hour E. T. Fitch. KJO 

Lord ! ut thy feet we sinners lie Browne. 530 

Lord ! at thy table I behold Stennett. 1115 

Lord, before thy throne we bend Bawdier. G02 

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing', Bid Anon. 180 

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, Fill Burdcr. 172 

Lord, from thy blessed throne NicoU. 1338 

Lord God of Hosts, by all adored Anon. 104 

Lord God, the Holy Ghost ! Montgomery. 400 

Lord, how mysterious are thy ways Steele. 221 

Lord, how secure and blest are they Watts. 890 

Lord, how secure my conscience was Watts. 43G 

Lord, I address thy heavenly throne Watts. 910 

Lord, I am come ! thy promise is my plea Anon. 5G7 

Lord, I am thine, entirely thine Danes. 1058 

Lord, I am vile, conceived in sin Watte. 423 

Lord, I believe ; thy power I own Wreford. 805 

Lord, I cannot let thee go Ncicton. 888 

Lord, if at thy command C. Wesley. 951 

Lord, if thou thy grace impart Anon. 824 

Lord, I hear of showers of blessing. Anon. 015 

Lord ! I look for all to thee Lyte. G01 

Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear Watts. 

Lord, in this sacred hour Bulfinch. 41 

Lord, it belongs not to my care Baxter. 714 

Lord Jesus, are we one with thee Anon. 711 

Lord, may the spirit of this feast Sigourncy. 1113 

Lord, now we part in thy blest name Heber. 150 

Lord of all being ; throned afor 0. W. Holmes. 223 

Lord of all worlds ! incline thy bounteous ear Dicight. G9 

Lord of earth ! thy forming hand Grant. 117 

Lord of heaven, and earth, and ocean Crosse. 364 

Lord of hosts ! to thee we raise Montgomery. 102G 

Lord of mercy, just and kind Goode. G34 

Lord of the harvest ! hear C. Wesley. 1024 

Lord of the worlds above . . Watts. 51 

Lord, thou art my rock of strength Francke. GOG 

Lord, thou hast searched and seen Watts. 212 

Lord, thou hast won — at length I yield Newton. 546 

Lord, thou on earth didst love thine own Rny Palmer. 855 

Lord, thou wilt bring the joyful day Ray Palmer. 125G 

Lord, thy glory fills the heaven Anon. 2G5 

Lord, we adore thy boundless grace Steele. 4GG 

Lord, we come before thee now Hammond. 54 

Lord, when my raptured thought surveys Steele. 269 

Lord ! when we bend before thy throne Anon. 31 

Lord ! where shall guilty souls retire Watts. 207 



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807 



II V.MS 

Lord, while for all mankind we pray Ii'. 'ford. 1315 

Lord, with glowing heart I'd praise thee >'. /•'. A'.//. 266 

Loud hallelujahs to the Lord I'". .■•'/*. <is 

divine, all love excelling G. U • >'//. 7fi0 

Love me, O Lord, forgivingly Lynch. 638 

MAJESTIC Bweetness sits enthroned; flSta &ftf. 345 

Make haste, O man, to live 1 non. 948 

Make as. by thy transforming grace Steele. 300 

Man's wisdom is to seek Cowper. 815 

Marked as the purpose of the skies Not '. 1 i:>7 

Mark the soft falling snow 1 non. 192 

Many centuries have fled Courier. 1083 

May not the sovereign Lord on high Watts. 215 

May the grace of Christ, our Saviour Newton. 182 

Messiah ! at thy glad approach Logan. 280 

Mighty God ! while angels bless thee Robinson. 860 

Millions within thy courts Montgomt ry. 156 

Mine eyes and my desire Watts. 591 

Morning breaks upon the tomb CoUyer. 1229 

Mortals, awake, with angels join Medley. 452 

Mourn for the thousands slain Ynon. 952 

Much in sorrow, oft in woe LT. K. White. 664 

Must Jesus bear the cross alone Alien. 978 

My country ! 'tis of thee S. F. Smith. 1336 

My days are gliding swiftly by Anon. 1277 

My dear Redeemer, and my Lord Watts. 299 

My faith looks up to thee Bay Palmer. 771 

My Father, God ! how sweet the sound Doddridge. 913 

My feet are weary with the march Anon. 1266 

My former hopes arc fled Cowper. 437 

My God, accept my heart this day Lyra Goth. 532 

My God, and is thy table spread I non. 1068 

My God, how endless is thy love Watts. 795 

My God, is any hour so sweet 1 //'//;. 873 

My God, my Father, blissful name ! Sti ele. 915 

My God, my Father, while I stray C. Elliott. 961 

My God, my King, thy various praise Watts. 12 

My God, my Life, my Love Watts. 733 

My God, permit me not to be Watts. 631 

My God, permit my tongue Watts. 37 

My God. the covenant of thy love Doddridge. 907 

My God ! the spring of all my joys Watts. 723 

My God. thy boundless love I praise Moore. 257 

My gracious Lord, I own thy right Doddridge. 1059 

My gracious Redeemer I love Francis. 749 

Mv heart lies dead ; and no increase Herbert. 637 



SOS l.YDJSX OF FIKS2' LI.YES. 

My Jesus, as thou wilt 99$ 

My opening eyes with rapture see Anon. 4 

My Saviour, thou thy love to me C. Wesley. 744 

M y Saviour, whom absent I love Cotopt r. 746 

My Shepherd will supply my need Watts. 928 

My soul, be on thy guard Heath. 94G 

My soul complete in Jesus stands Mrs. Hinsdale. 702 

My soul, how lovely is the place Weft*. 19 

irit longs for thee Byrom. 994 

My spirit on thy care Lytc. 729 

My sufferings all to thee are known C. Wesley. 520 

My times are in thy hand Anon. 985 

My times of sorrow and of joy Beddome. 967 



NEARER, my God, to thee S. F. Adams. 775 
No more, my God! I boast no more Watts. 10G5 

No more, ye wise ! your wisdom boast Doddridge. 899 

None loves me, Saviour, with thy love German. 743 

No, no, it is not dying Malan. 1223 

No room for mirth or trifling here C. Wesley. 547 

No seas again shall sever Bonar. 1289 

Not all the blood of beasts Watts. 1107 

Not all the nobles of the earth Stennett. 894 

Not all the outward forms on earth Watts. 430 

Not to condemn the sons of men Watts. 301 

No track is on the sunny sky F(djer. 413 

Not to the terrors of the Lord Watts. 1021 

Not with our mortal eyes. . . . . Watts. 731 

Now at the Lamb's great paschal feast Anon. 1064 

Now begin the heavenly theme Langford. 58 

Now be my heart inspired to sing Watts. 303 

Now be the gospel banner Hastings. 1170 

Now, from labor and from care Hastings. CO 

Now 1 have found a Friend Ryle. 770 

Now is the accepted time Dobcll. 491 

Now let my soul, eternal King Heginbotham. 201 

Now let our cheerful eyes Doddridge. 901 

Now let our mournful songs record Watts. 326 

Now let our souls, on wings sublime Gibbons. 1253 

Now let our voices join Doddridge. 38 

Now may he, who from the dead ! Newton. 170 

Now, O God, thine own I am ! A non 

Now to the Lord a noble song Watts. 102 

Now to the Lord, who makes us know Watts. Soti 

Now to the power of God supreme Watts. 449 



J.Y/)/:.V or FZ&8T LIA'ES. gQQ 

in mn 

O BLESS the Lord, my soul ! His grace MontgOTM T% 
• o. bless the Lord, my soul ! Let all M atta. 885 

o. how t bine ear, Eternal Otoe \non. 101 (3 

(). cease, my wandering soul MuhJU ribt rg. 538 

O, come, loud anthems let us sing Tate dt Brady. 14 

O ! could I find from day to day Anon. 582 

O, could I speak the matchless worth M< <!i y. 750 

O ! could our thoughts and wishes fly Stc< le. (5 ! 1 

O day of rest and gladness Wordsworth. 72 

O, deem not they are blest alone Bryant. 904 

O'er the gloomy hills of darkness Williams. 11G8 

O eyes that are weary, and hearts that are sore Anon. G80 

O ! for a closer walk with God Coirpcr. 579 

O, for a glance of heavenly day Hart. 522 

O, for a heart to praise my God C. Wesley. 558 

O, for an overcoming faith Watts. 1197 

O, for a shout of joy Young. 252 

O ! for a shout of sacred joy Watts. 344 

O, for a sight, a pleasing sight Watts. 1257 

O, for a sweet inspiring ray s 

O, for a strong and lasting faith Watts. 211 

O ! for a thousand tongues to sing C. Wesley. 347 

! for that tenderness of heart C. Wesley. >>~iG 

O, for the death of those Anon. 1201 

O, for the happy hour Bethune. 1143 

Often at evening comes a glowing thought Anon. 1 209 

O Garden of Olives, thou dear honored 31. tie Fleury. 1120 

O, gift of gifts ! O, grace of faith ! Lyra ( atih. 799 

O God, beneath thy guiding hand L. Bacon. 1312 

O God, by whom the seed is given Ilebcr. 187 

O God of Bethel, by whose hand Doddridge. 1046 

O God of mercy ! hear my call Watts. 534 

O God of sovereign grace Anon. 1147 

O God ! our God ! thou shinest here QUEL 1173 

O God, our help in ages past TT ~atts. 

O God, the light of all that live Anon. 183 

O God, thou art my God alone Montgomery. 571 

O God ! we praise thee, and confess Patrick. 2]4 

O, happy day that fixed my choice Doddridge. 1063 

O Holy Ghost, the Comforter Anon. 398 

O holy, holy, holy Lord ! Anon. 2 1 4 

O holy Lord, our God Anon. 1029 

O holy Saviour ! Friend unseen Anon. T ? 

O, how divine, how sweet the joy. . NeedJiam. A 57 

O, how I love thy holy law Waits. 207 

O ! if my soul were formed for woe Watts. 31 5 

O, it is joy for those to meet A non. 850 



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O Jesus, braised and wounded more Anon. 

O, join ye the anthems of triumph Anon. 135 

O Lamb of God: still keep me Anon. 

O ! let me. gracious Lord ! extend )f, Trick. 1198 

O, let your mingling voices rise Boeeoi . 7.~)4 

O Lord, another day is ilown II. K. Whit* . 

O Lord I encouraged by thy grace Steele. 1034 

Lord, how full of sweet content 6 

O Lord, how infinite thy love Lytc. 456 

O Lord ! I would delight in thee Byland. 713 

Lord ! my best desires fulfill Coirpcr. 834 

O Lord our God ! arise Anon. 114G 

O Lord our God, with earnest care Anon. 

O Lord, our heavenly King Watte, 258 

O Lord, thy pitying eye Doddridge. 1014 

O Lord, thy work revive Huntings. 1142 

O Love Divine ! that stooped to share 0. W. Holme*. 693 

O mother dear, Jerusalem Quarto. 1264 

Once I thought my mountain strong Newton. GOO 

Once more, before we part Anon. 1G1 

Once more, my soul, the rising day Watte. 35 

One cup of healing oil and wine Drummond. 936 

One prayer I have — all prayers in cne Montgomery. 976 

One sole baptismal sign Robinxon. 840 

One sweetly solemn thought .Cany. 1007 

One there is, above all others Newton. 763 

On Jordan's rugged banks I stand Stinnett. 1001 

O, not my own these verdant hills S. F. Smith. 699 

On the mountain's top appearing Kelly. 1166 

On thy church, O Power divine Anon. 63 

Onward, Christian, though the region Johnson. 671 

Oppresst with noonday's scorching Bonar. 1071 

O, praise our God to-day Anon. 950 

O. praise ye the Lord ; prepare your Tate — Brady. 119 

O, render thanks to God above Tate — Brady. 15 

O, sacred Head, now wounded Gerhardt. 10;)G 

O Saviour of a world undone Withington. 552 

O Saviour, lend a listening ear Hastings. 718 

O Saviour, who didst come Anon. 7:14 

O, see how Jesus trusts himself Anon. 700 

O sinner, bring not tears alone Anon. 

O, speak that gracious word again Ni irton. 710 

O Spirit of the living God Montgomery. 1 1 26 

O. .till in accents sweet and strong 6'. Long) 

O suffering Friend of human-kind Bui finch. 308 

O Sun of righteousness, arise Anon. 1140 



j.v»/:.y or FZ&ST lj.\/:.s. g j / 

MV.MN 

O, Bweetly breathe the lyree above Bay Palm* r. 092 

(), t.-ll mo, thou Lite and Delight of my bouI Hastings. 769 

(). that I could forever dwell A'" d. 890 

o. that I could forever sit <' Wesley. 751 

< >. that I could repent C. Wesley. 585 

() ! that 1 knew the secret place Watts. 580 

O! that my load of sin were gone ('. Mrs'///. 525 

O ! the sweet wonders of that cross Watts. 1017 

O ! this soul, how dark and blind Boner. 010 

O thou above all praise Montgonu ry. 88 

O thou, from whom all goodness flows 1 nan . 553 

O thou God who nearest prayer ( bneU r. 603 

O thou Sun of glorious splendor Anon. 365 

O thou that nearest prayer ! Anon. 416 

O thou that hear'st when sinners cry. Watts. 623 

O thou to whom in ancient time Ware. 147 

O thou, to whose all-searching sight C. Vt'cslcy. 569 

O thou who driest the mourner's tear Moore. 975 

O thou who hast died to redeem us L. Bacon. 1103 

O thou who hear'st the prayer of faith Toplady. 543 

O thou whom we adore C Wesley. 1145 

O thou whose gently chastening hand Anon. 1231 

O thou whose mercy guides my way Edmeston. 970 

O thou, whose own vast temple stands Bryant. 1017 

O thou, whose tender mercy hears Steele. 531 

O, throw away thy rod Herbert. 586 

O, turn, great Ruler of the skies .Mi rriek. 633 

O, turn ye, O, turn ye, for why Anon. 502 

Our blest Redeemer, ere he breathed Anon. 833 

Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer Bickerstcth. 1048 

Our children thou dost claim Anon. 1043 

Our Father ! through the coming year Anon. 1319 

Our God is love, and all his saints .1 non. 940 

Our heavenly Father calls I)o Idridge. 881 

Our heavenly Father, hear Montgomi ry. 163 

Our Helper, God, we bless thy name Doddridge. 1311 

Our Lord is risen from the dead G. W< dey. 333 

Our souls, by love together knit Anon. 857 

Out of the depths of woe Montgomery. 587 

O, what, if we are Christ's Baler. 702 

O. what stupendous mercy shines Bippon. 937 

O, where arc kings and empires now A. C. Goxe. 1019 

O ! where is now that glowing love. ... K, Uy. 570 

O, where shall rest be found Montgomery. 489 

O, worship the king all-glorious above Grant. 120 

Zion, afflicted with wave upon wave Anon. 679 



S I .! i. yd ex or first lines. 

HYMN 

PALMS of glory, raiment bright Montgomery. 1213 

Paschal Lamb, by God appointed Bdkewi 11. 1 102 

Peace, peace, I leave with you Hastings. 920 

Peace, trouble! soul, whose plaintive moan Arum. 987 

People of the living God Montgomery. 1078 

Perfect in love ! Lord, can it be Anon. 5bo 

Pilgrim, burdened with thy sin Crabbe. 493 

Pilgrims in this vale of sorrow Hastings. 956 

Planted in Christ, the living vine S. F. Smith. 858 

Pleasant are thy courts above Lyte. 07 

Plunged in a gulf of dark despair Watts. 447 

Pour out thy Spirit from on high Montgomery. 1013 

Praise the Lord — his power confess Wrangham. 1 29 

Praise the Lord, who reigns above A hop. 

Praise the Lord ! ye heavens adore him Anon. 125 

Praise to God, immortal praise Barbauld. 110 

Praise to thee, thou great Creator Fawcett. 1 33 

Praise ye Jehovah's name Goode. 1 24 

Praise ye the Lord, immortal choir Watts. 113 

Praise ye the Lord — let praise employ Steele. 103 

Prayer is the breath of God in man Anon. 801 

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire Montgomery. 859 

Prepare us. Lord, to view thy cross Anon. 1073 

Prince of Peace, control my will Anon. 595 

Prostrate, dear Jesus, at thy feet Stennett. ol^ 



Q 



UIET, Lord, my fro ward heart Newton. 830 



P) AISE your triumphant songs Watts. 354 
^ Ready now to spread my pinions Anon. 1219 

Rejoice in God alway Moultrie. 814 

Rejoice, rejoice,' believers La //rati. 1287 

Rejoice ! the Lord is King C. Wesley. 332 

Remember thy Creator now A non. 1037 

Repent ! the voice celestial cries Doddridge. 4G3 

R st for the toiling hand Bonar. 1205 

Return, my roving heart, return Doddridge. 624 

Re1 urn, O wanderer, now return Collyer. 482 

Return, O wanderer, to thy home Hastings. 481 

Rise, glorious Conqueror, rise Bridges. 371 

Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings Seagram. 1273 

Rise, O my soul, pursue the path Needham. G50 

Rock of Ages, cleft for me Tophidy. 1083 

Roll on, thou mighty ocean Anon. 1027 



/.Y/)/.\Y OF FISST /, /.V//.V. 



813 



IIYMN 

SELY through another week 1 

Salvation ! oh, the joyful sound Watt 

Saviour, breathe an evening blessing Edmeston. 1 ?'.» 

Sa\ iour, hear us, through thy merit inon. 765 

Saviour, 1 follow on C. s. Robinson. 778 

Saviour, I look to thee Hastings. 7 79 

Saviour, I thy word believe Toplady. 418 

Saviour, Bong, in hallowed union inon. 1040 

Saviour, like a shepherd lead us Anon. 10^'J 

Saviour of all, what hast thou done 0. Wesley. 660 

Saviour of our ruined race Hastings. 1112 

Saviour, source of every blessing Robinson. 367 

Saviour ! teach me, day by day Anon. 777 

Saviour ! thy gentle voice Hastings. 776 

Saviour, visit thy plantation X< Wton. 11. "59 

Saviour, when in dust to thee Grant. 609 

Saviour, when night involves the skies Gisbome. 701 

Saviour 1 who thy flock art feeding Muhlenberg. 1041 

Saw ye not the cloud arise C. Wesley. 1158 

Say, sinner ! hath a voice within Hyde. A 73 

Scorn not the slightest word or deed Anon. 945 

Searcher of hearts ! from mine erase G. P. Morris. 578 

See a poor sinner, dearest Lord * Mi dlt y. 572 

See, from Zion's sacred mountain KeUy. 448 

See. gracious God, before thy throne Steele. 1317 

See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand Doddridge . 1052 

See the eternal Judge descending Anon. 1244 

See the leaves around us falling Home. 1218 

See the ransomed millions stand Conder. 1297 

See, what a living stone Watts. 134 

Self-love no grace in sorrow sees Guion. 1008 

Send kindly light amid the encircling J. II. Ni wman. 999 

Shall man,*0 God of life and light Dirigld. 1188 

Shall the vile race of flesh and blood Watts. 434 

Shall we go on to sin Watts. 540 

Shepherd, with thy tenderest love Anon. 786 

Show pity. Lord : O Lord, forgive Watts. 523 

Sine" Jesus freely did appear Bt r ridge. 1316 

Since Jesus is my friend Gerharelt. 70S 

Since o'er thy footstool here below Anon. 262 

Sing, all ye ransomed of the Lord Doddridge. 652 

Sing, sing his lofty praise Anon. 373 

Sing to the Lord our Might Lyte. 93 

Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands Watts. 275 

Sing we the song of those who stand Montgomery. 112 

Sinner, come, 'mid thy gloom Anon. 508 



811^ INDEX 01 El 'it XT LINES. 

ITYMC 

Sinner ! rouse thee from thy sleep Anon. 494 

Sinners, turn, why will ye die ? C. Wesley. 493 

Sinners, will ye scorn the message Allen. 514 

Sister, thou wast mild and lovely S. F. Smith. 1220 

So fades the lovely blooming flower Steele. 1190 

Soft and holy is the place Hastings. 891 

Softly fades the twilight ray S. F. Smith. 1G8 

Softly now the light of day Doane. 1 64 

So let our lips and lives express Watts. 794 

Soldiers of Christ, arise C. Wesley. G84 

Sometimes a light surprises Cowpcr. GT4 

Songs anew of honor framing Anon. 1164 

Song3 of praise the angels sang Montgomery. 138 

Son of God ! to thee I cry Anon. 1086 

Sons of men, behold from far Wesley. 1 157 

Soon may the last glad song arise Anon. 1136 

Soon will the heavenly Bridegroom come Anon. 726 

Sound, sound the truth abroad Kelly. 370 

Sovereign of worlds ! display thy power Anon. 1135 

Sovereign Ruler, Lord of all . Raffles. 559 

Sovereign Ruler of the skies Ryland. 630 

Sow in the morn thy seed Montgomery. 947 

Speak gently — it is better far ." Bates. 801 

Speak to me, Lord, thyself reveal Wesley. 705 

Spirit Divine ! attend our prayer Reed. 394 

Spirit of peace, celestial Dove Lyte. 423 

Spirit of power and might, behold Montgomery. 1178 

Spirit of truth ! on this thy day Heber. 32 

Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears Waits. 642 

Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus Duffield. 676 

Star of peace ! to wanderers weary Anon. 1240 

Stay, thou insulted Spirit ! stay C. Wesley. 390 

Stealing from the world away Ray Palmer. 893 

Stern winter throws his icy chains Steele. 1326 

Strait is the way, the door is strait Watts. 431 

Sun of my soul ! thou Saviour dear Keble. 691 

Sure the blest Comforter is nigh Steele. 389 

Sweeter sound than music knows Newton. 781 

Sweet is the light of Sabbath eve Edmeston. 5 

Sweet is the work, my God, my King Watts. 6 

Sweet is the work, O Lord Lyte. 45 

Sweet Land of rest ! for thee I sigh Anon. 1278 

Sweet peace of conscience ! heavenly Ilegiribotham. 898 

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing Anon. 1090 

Sweet the time, exceeding sweet Burder. 84 

Sweet was the time when first I felt Newton. 574 

Swell the anthem, raise the song Anon. 1339 



J.\yJA\r o /• // y/.s •/' LIWE8. Qlfi 

HYMN 

TAKE mo, my Father, take mo Hay Palmer. <;i 7 
Take my heart, O Father ! take it Anon. 1089 

Tarry with me, my Saviour Anon. 1216 

Thank and praise Jehovah's name Montgomery. 1880 

That awful day will surely come Watts. 1241 

The bird lei Loose in eastern skies Moore. 90 

The Comforter has come Anon. 403 

The day of wrath ! that dreadful day W. Scott. L250 

The day, O Lord, is spent . . .Neale. 159 

Thee we adore, eternal Name Watts. 1320 

The festal morn, my God, is come Merrick. 80 

The God of harvest praise Montgomery. 1337 

The golden gates arc lifted up Anon. 384 

The harvest dawn is near Burgess. G60 

The head that once was crowned with thorns Kelly. 343 

The heavens declare thy glory, Lord Watts. 197 

The King of saints, how fair his face Watts. 379 

The last loud trumpet's wondrous sound Roscommon. 1249 

The Lord descended from above Sternhold. 260 

The Lord, how fearful is his name Watts. 231 

The Lord ! how wondrous are his ways Watts. 222 

The Lord is great ! ye hosts of heaven, adore Anon. 140 

The Lord is King ! Lift up thy voice Conder. 107 

The Lord is my Shepherd, he makes me repose Knox. 758 

The Lord is my Shepherd, no want Montgomery. 682 

" The Lord is risen indeed !" Kelly. 351 

The Lord Jehovah reigns, And royal Watts. 139 

The Lord Jehovah reigns, His throne Watts. 143 

The Lord Jehovah reigns, Let all Watts. 148 

The Lord my pasture shall prepare Addison. 81 

The Lord my Shepherd is Watts. 737 

The Lord of glory is my light Watts. 109 

The Lord, our God, is full of might II. K. White. 230 

The Lord our God is Lord of all II. K. White. 238 

The Lord shall come ! the earth shall quake Heber. 1251 

The Lord 's my shepherd, I '11 not want Anon. Ill 

The Lord will happiness divine Coicper. 583 

The mind was formed to mount sublime Steele. 544 

The morning kindles all the sky Anon. 377 

The morning light is breaking S. F. Smith. 1171 

The peace which God alone reveals Newton. 155 

The people of the Lord Anon. CGI 

The perfect world, by Adam trod Willis. 1011 

The promise of my Father's love Watts. 1049 

The promises I sing Doddridge. 268 

The roseate hues of early dawn C. F. Alexander. 1265 

The Saviour bids thee watch and pray Hastings. 860 



SK; j.vde.y or fzust lja'us. 

ETMN 

The Saviour calls ! let every ear Steele. 465 

The Saviour kindly calls Anon, 1042 

The Saviour ! oh. what endless charms Steele. 346 

The spacious firmament on high Addison. 264 

The Spirit breathes upon the word Cowper. 208 

The Spirit in our hearts \non. 488 

The Spirit, like a peaceful dove Watts. 845 

The starry firmament on high Grant. 199 

The sun himself shall fade GuUagJter. 657 

The swift declining day Doddridge. 157 

The voice of free grace cries, Escape Tkornhy. 1221 

The wise men to thy cradle-throne Anon. 290 

There is a book that all may read Keble. 263 

There is a blessed home Baker. 998 

There is a calm for those who weep Montgomery. 1225 

There is a fountain filled with blood Coicper. 453 

There is a God ! — all nature speaks Steele. 259 

There is a holy city Anon. 1302 

There is a house not made with hands Watts. 1267 

There is a land immortal Barry Cormcall. 1308 

There is a land of pure delight Watts. 1262 

There is a line by us unseen J. A. Alexander. 479 

There is an eye that never sleeps Anon. 866 

There is an hour of hallowed peace Tappan. 1304 

There is an hour of peaceful rest Tappan. 1258 

There is an hour wdien I must part Anon. 1234 

There is a safe and secret place Anon. 908 

There is no night in heaven Anon. 1273 

There, on a high majestic throne Watts. 1263 

They are slaves who will not choose Lowell. 663 

They who seek the throne of grace Anon. 890 

Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love Doddridge, 2 

Thine forever ! God of love Anon. 1081 

Thine holy day's returning Bay Palmer. 73 

Think gently of the erring one Fletcher. 811 

This child we dedicate to thee Anon. 1032 

This is not my place of resting Bonar. 1299 

This is the day the Lord hath made Watts. 16 

This place is holy ground Montgomery. 1210 

Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will not Heoer. 1222 

Thou art gone up on high Anon. 352 

Thou art my hiding-place, O Lord Baffles. 790 

Thou art, O God. the life and light Moore. 82 

Thou art the Way : to thee alone Donne. 298 

Thou, from whom we never part Anon. 166 

Thou God of hope, to thee we bow. Anon. 933 

Thou God of sovereign grace Anon. 1044 



/.Y7)/:.Y or Fill ST /, /.V//.S'. 



817 



JIYMN 

Thou Judge < f quick and dead 0. We ■!,>/. 490 

Thou Lord < f all above Beddome. 665 

Thou, Lord, w !io rear'st the mountain's Sterling. 219 

Thou lovely Sourer of true delight Steele. '-20 1 

Thou, O Lord, in lender love C. Wet&ey. 620 

Thou, O my Jesus, thou didst me Xavier. 317 

Thou only Sovereign of my heart Steele. 568 

Thou, Saviour, from thy throne on high Ray Pahtli r. 871 

Thou scest my feebleness C. Wc slcy. 537 

Thou very present Aid (7. Wesley. 916 

Thou who art enthroned above Sandys. 142 

Thou who didst on Calvary bleed Anon. 549 

Thou who roll'st the year around Hay Palmer. 1331 

Though faint, yet pursuing, we go on our way Anon. 681 

Though I should seek to wash me clean Anon. 429 

Though I speak with angel tongues Lange. 829 

Though now the nations sit beneath L. Bacon. 1127 

Though sorrows rise, and dangers roll Anon. 788 

Through every age, eternal God Watts. 1185 

Through sorrow's night and danger's IT. K. White, 1198 

Thus far the Lord has led me on Watts. 149 

Thy glory, Lord, the heavens declare Montgomery. 79 

Thy home is with the humble, Lord Anon. 808 

Thy name, Almighty Lord Watts. 47 

Thy way, not mine, Lord Bonar. 993 

Thy way, O Lord, is in the sea Fawcett. 247 

" Thy will be done !" In devious way Bowring. 1000 

Thy will be done, I will not fear J. Roscoe. 966 

'T is a point I long to know Newton. 597 

'T is by the faith of joys to come Watts. 791 

" 'T is finished !" — so the Saviour cried Stennett. 309 

'T is God the spirit leads Anon. 402 

'T is heaven begun below J. Swain. 53 

'T is midnight ; and on Olive's brow Tappan. 306 

'T is my happiness below Cotrpcr. 1003 

'T is not that I did choose thee Conder. 1099 

Time is winging us away J. Burton. 1276 

Time, thou speedest on but slowly. - Lyra Germ. 13C 

To-day the Saviour calls Anon. 506 

Together with these symbols, Lord Anon. 1074 

To God the only wise, Our Saviour Watts. 356 

To God the only wise, Who keeps Watts. 158 

To him who chose us first Watts. 254 

To Jesus, our exalted Lord Steele. 1066 

To our Redeemer's glorious name Steele. 710 

Tossed upon life's raging billow Anon. 1322 

To thee, my God and Saviour Haiceis. 768 



,S'/,V J.\/>/:.v OF r/7,'.sr lj.\j;,s. 

HYMN 

To thee, my Shepherd and my Lord II ginbotham 

To thy pastures lair and large ';/< nick. o3 

To thy temple we repair 56 

To us a child of h< » e is be rn I 

To whom, my Saviour, shall 1 go A, }15 

Trembling before thine awful throne 

Triumphant Lord, thy goodness reigns. Doddridge. 18 

Triumphant Zion, lift thy head. Doddridge. 1 13 1 

'T was by an order from the Lord Waits. 105 

'T was on that dark, that doleful night Watts. lG5i 

'T was the day when God's Anointed .Anon. 325 



UNITS, my roving thoughts, unite Doddridge. 906 
Unshaken as the sacred hill Watts. 930 

L T nto thine altar, Lord Anon. 541 

Unvail thy bosom, faithful tomb Watts. 1187 

Upon the Gospel's sacred page Boitring. 202 

Upward I lift mine eyes Watts. 023 

VAIN are the hopes, the sons of men Watts. 432 

Vain, delusive world, adieu C. Wesley. G19 

Yain were all our toil and labor Lyte. 954 

Vital spark of heavenly flame Pope. 1226 

"TTTAIT, my soul, upon the Lord Anon. G08 

V V Wait, 6 my soul ! thy Maker's will Beddomc. 220 

Wake, O my soul, and hail the morn Anon. 282 

Wake thee, O Zion, thy mourning Bay Palmer. 1153 

Wake the song of jubilee L. Bacon. 1155 

Wake ! the welcome day appeareth Anon. 1176 

Walk in the light ! so shalt thou know Barton. 800 

Watchman, tell us of the night Boicring. 1151 

We are living, we are dwelling . . A. C. Coxe. 1324 

We are on our journey home C. Beccher. 1282 

Weary, Lord, of struggling here Anon. G04 

Weary of wandering from my God C. Wesley. 556 

Weary sinner ! keep thine eyes Anon. 496 

We bless thee for thy peace, O God . . .Anon. 902 

We bid thee welcome in the name Montgomery. 1010 

We come, O Lor J, before thy throne Anon. 1318 

We give immortal praise ... Watts. 273 

Welcome, days of Eolcmn meeting Anon. 77 

Welcome, delightful morn Hayward. 49 

AVelcome. O Saviour, to my heart Anon. 533 

Welcome, sweet day of rest Watts. 43 

Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer Anon. 515 

We pray thee, wounded Lamb of God Anon. 10G0 



r.vf) i:x or / • / v .s r I / . \ ' ks. g / g 

We "re traveling home to heaven above ' 

We stand in deep repentance i.'. , .' 564 

We've no abiding city here .A Uy. 1 189 

We woul ; adowa lengthen 

What cheering won! - 

What equal honors shall we bring V> 

What Unit*' power, with ceaseless toil K. Scott, 21.] 

What grace, O Lord, and beauty shone .1 //"//. ~'Jo 

What is life? 't is but a vapor A'/////. 1230 

What shall 1 render to my God Watts. 2 hi 

What shall the dying sinner do TJ r atts. 445 

What sinners value I resign Waits. 1191 

What, though no flowers the fig-tree clothe Logan. 803 

What various hindrances we meet Cowper. 877 

When adverse winds and waves arise Sigonrncy. 989 

When all thy mercies, my God Addison. 225 

When along life's thorny road Anon. 612 

When, as returns this solemn day Barbauld. 91 

When downward to the darksome tomb May Palmer. 11! 9 

When gathering clouds around I view r Grant. 991 

When God of old came down from heaven Kcblc. 097 

When, gracious Lord, when shall it be C. W< sky. 626 

When grief and anguish press mc down Anon. 972 

When human hopes ail wither Anon. 1098 

When I can read my title clear Watt*. 904 

When I can trust my all with God Gander. 1001 

When I survey the wondrous cross Watts. 312 

When I view my Saviour bleeding Anon. 1101 

When Jesus dwelt in mortal clay Gibbons. 934 

When Jordan hushed his waters still Campbell. 284 

When languor and disease invade Toplady. 980 

When, like a stranger on our sphere Montgomery. 305 

When, marshalled on the mighty plain H. K. White. 287 

When morning's first and hallowed ray Anon. 220 

When musing sorrow weeps the past Noel. 9G8 

When my last hour is close at hand German. 1248 

When, my Saviour, shall I be C. W<sl< y. 593 

When on Sinai's top I sec Montgomery. 107G 

When, overwhelmed with grief Watts. 983 

When our heads are bowed with woe Ilebrr. 1C06 

Wlun power divine, in mortal form J. E. Smith. 323 

When rising from the bed of d^ath Addison. 484 

When shall we meet again ? Anon. 1342 

WHien sins and fears prevailing rise 8tt tie. C98 

When, streaming from the eastern skies Grant. 742 

"When thou, my righteous Judge, shalt come Anon. 542 

When waves of trouble round me swell Anon. 974 



g%0 l.Y'JJEX OF Finer LIJfJg#. 

HY5TN 

When we our wearied limbs to rest Tate — Brady. 1181 

Whence do our mournful thoughts arise Watts. 019 

Wherever two or three may meet Hastings. 803 

Where high the heavenly temple stands Logan. 809 

Where, O my soul, oh, where T. Scott. 589 

Where two or three, with sweet accord Stennett. 875 

Where wilt thou put thy trust ? Sigoumey. 820 

Wherewith, God, cliall I draw near C. Wesley. 521 

While in sweet communion feeding 1 non. 1091 

While life prolongs its precious light Dwight. 172 

While my Redeemer 's near Steele. 730 

While now upon this Sabbath eve Anoi 

While o'er our guilty land, O Lord Dacies. 1334 

While o'er the deep thy servants sail G. Burr/ess. 1314 

While shepherds watched their flocks by night late. 279 

While thee I seek, protecting Power Williams. 221 

While through this changing world we roam Anon. 1268 

While verdant hill and blooming vale Steele. 1327 

While we lowly bow before thee Colesicorthy. 189 

While with ceaseless course the sun Newton. 1328 

Who are these arrayed in white C. Wesley. l:J07 

Who are these in bright array Montgomery. 1284 

Who shall the Lord's elect condemn ? Watts. 895 

Why do we mourn departing friends Watts. 1191 

Why is my heart so far from thee Watts. 584 

Why, O God, thy people spurn Hatfield. 1332 

Why, on the bending willows hung Anon. 1123 

Why should I fear the darkest hour Newton. 741 

Why should our tears in sorrow flow Anon. 1195 

Why should the children of a King Watts. 912 

Why should we start, and fear to die Watts. 1184 

Why that soul's commotion Hastings. 501 

Why will ye waste on trifling cares Doddridge. 471 

Wilt thou not visit me Jones Vt ry. 02 7 

With broken heart, and contrite sigh Anon. 519 

With deepest reverence at thy throne Anon. 210 

With heavenly power, O Lord, defend inon. 1015 

With joy we hail the sacred day Lyte. 23 

With joy we lift our eyes Jerris. 40 

With my substance I will honor Fra/icis. 900 

With songs and honors sounding loud Watts. 255 

"With tearful eyes I look around ^ Anon. 517 

With tears of anguish I lament Stennett. 575 

With thankful hearts our songs we raise Biekt rsteth. 1033 

Witness, ye men and angels, now Beddome. 839 

Worship, honor, glory, blessing Anon. 127 

Worthy the Lamb of boundless sway Shirley. 334 



JA'jjlw or F1SST LIJTB8. 

HYMN 

Wouldst thou eternal life obtain Ray Pal 717 

Would you win a soul to God? H 

Would you Bee Jesus ! come with prayer 

A r ! who stand round the throne I> F 

-L Ye Christian heralds ! go proclaim inon. IKJ8 

Ye in g - of Christ I 

Ye nations round the earth, rejoice Watts. 94 

ints, your music bring Seed. 151 

1 -od, your Master proclaim 0. Wesley. 1*21 

: vants of the Lord ! Doddridge. 818 

Ye trembling souls, dismiss your fears Bedd 

Ye tribes of Adam, join Watts. 

Ye who in these courts are found 

Yes. the Redeemer rose Doddridgt . £31 

Your harps, ye trembling saints Tapladj, . 

ZIOX. awake! behold the day Anon. 1132 
Zion, dreary and in anguish Hastin gs. 1 102 

Zion stands with hills surrounded Kelly. 1167 



3f n D c r of Opmns, 

BY AXY VERSE BUT THE FIRST. 



HTMX 

ABIDE with ine from... 691 
audio-- love.. 1114 
faith aud 333 

- A 1173 

: our laint '21 

rto thy word. . 114-3 
- . 045 

- .'■' 
! 

.,;s around. . 
hastening.. 931 
iand we fell 
more storms shalL 1231 
. 1201 
3t the God that . 
•.- gilds the sacred. 208 

r 1113 

ik. and 433 



Ah ! bring :i wretche L 
A hear) 

558 

in my.. 743 

A heart with grief. 535 

799 

iw shall guilty... 4 3> 

>: I all forsake. .. 533 

. \ with thee 1*11.. 713 

Ah ! D . . 42. t 

A holy charity still tells, 

A holy quiet reigns 11S3 

A hope so much divine. . 91 3 

A horror of great 310 

Ah, when shall my woes. 753 
Ah! wherefore did I ... 
Ah : whither shall I fly ?. 437 
Alarming judgments — 1317 
! knew not what.. 316 
• flock :— so 
All-bounteous Lord, thy 
ich we oar.'. . 
All gl . .: 

All bail the glorious day. 

All bail, triumphant 50 

All hail, triumphant 331 

All helpless, and 1335 

All her h'_rh ones lowly. 1387 
All his creatures God".. 113 
All honor to his name. . 
All i< tranquil and — 
All its numbered days. . 
sled by the ham!, 
thee. our.. 
All my capacious 708 | 



All my guilt to thee is . 

All inV soul bv love 550 

All nal 

All needful '..-race will 10 

All on the earth ! arise. 114(5 

All our follies. Lord 1331 

All-seeing, powerful 

All that lam ev'n here. . 911 

All thaCspring with 

All the holy angels cry. . 130 
All thy church in heaven. 130 

All who bear the 

All who dwell beneath. . 
All-wise, almighty, and. 97'i 
All ye nations, join and. 1133 

Almighty God! our 1037 

Almighty God ! thv 471 

i, thy grace. 99 
. -273 
. ce, thy 

; bty King of saints I 
Almighty Lord, the su::. 

jhty Power, to thee 42 1 

Almighty Son 

Although I fail. I weep.. 

Amazing knowledge *212 

Amazing love — that yet. 403 
Amen. Lord Jesus. grant. 755 

Amid ten thousand 1311 

Amor. _ 

Among the saints that.. - 244 

Amor.. I :me. 542 

An answer from \he 479 

And as now I eat and. 
And at my life's I 
And blest is he who can. 
And bursting through. . . 

And can I yet delay 539 

And canst thou, wilt 

And can thfB mighty 143 

And duly shall appear . . . 947 

And ev'n when 

And ever on thine 3S4 

And every virtue we. . . . s>3 
And girt with griefs an<i. 

And, gracious Lord 

And griefs and torments. 317 
And here thv name. O... 1313 
And his that sent' 
And if the sons of God.. 117^ 
And lest the shadow of. 

And Lord, when I 

And lo : the Son of God. 4-29 
And mav I ne'er forget . 560 



And may the holy Three. 

And must 1. from the... 

And not a prayer, a tear. 

And now above the 

And now Christ is ready. 

And now my spirit 

And oh : from that 

And oh. in after j 

And oh ! when I "have . . 

And palms shall wave. . . 

And right is ri«ht. since. 

And round the wide 

And shall man alone be. 

And shall my guilty 

And since by passion's.. 
And soon, too soon. the. 
And so. to Jesus Christ.. 
A soul oppressed with . . 
And sweet, on earth, the. 
And then, nevernn : 
And though thy wisdom. 
And though we sow in . . 
And thouwilt turn our.. 
And though loud the . . 

And to Lis green 

And was his mor: 
And we like them of old. 
And what is life, 'mid .. 
And what shall be my. . . 
And when, by turn-, "we. 
And when, dear Saviour ! 
And when he stooped to. 
And when I close my.. . . 
And when mortal life is. 
And when my cheerful. . 
And when orir labors.... 

And when redeemed 

And when the bitter cup. 

And when the last 

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And when we taste thy.. 
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And why should 1 
And will this glori 
And wilt thou Den 

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. this thoui:i 
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3-20 

1036 
355 

7-21 

1138 
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JA'.o/.W or V ESSEX. 






HYMN 

Aneroid : assisl our 

Apostles, iu;'ri\ r- 

A pilgrimage my lot 

A pilgrim through tin-.. 
A it ha n : tla leave their. 

Are dai :,.< IBS and 

Are there bright happ] . 

Are there celestial 121 1 

Are there do foes forme 

Are we not tending 1191 

A rill, a stream, a 867 

Arise, my soul, from — 580 
Arm me with jealous — 485 
Around him angels lair.. 856 

Around that throne 1256 

Arrayed Ln beauteous. . . 192 
Art Qigh, and yet my.... 250 
Art thou not mine, in v.. 698 

Art thou not thy 958 

Art thou not touched.... 520 
As a lit lie child relies... 830 
As brethren dear. they... 728 

As by the light of 727 

A -cended now in glory. . 711 
ond look he gave. . 310 

Ashamed of Jesus 1 697 

Ashamed of Jesus 1 that. 697 
Ashamed of Jesus ! yes. 697 
As iu the heavens^ the. . 900 

A leep in Jesus ! far 1181 

Asleep in Jesus ! oh, for. 1181 

Asleep in Jesus! oh 1181 

Asleep in Jesus ! 1181 

As 'mid the ever-rolling. 900 
A song of praise my soul 702 
A soul inured to pain. . . 819 
A t oul oppressed w ith. . 534 

As our steps are 174 

A spirit still prepared. . . 819 

As sang the morning 1131 

Assure my conscience of. 912 

As the benighted 632 

As the bird with 1219 

As (he hosts of heaven. . 127 
As the seed by billows. . 957 
As the winged arrow — 1328 

As thou for us didst 855 

As through a glass, I 247 

A stranger here, I pitch. 1071 
As true as God's own. . . 755 

At cost of all I have 919 

At evening, in thy home 886 

At evening time let 990 j 

At evening time there . ■ 990 
At eventide let there be. 188 
At his call, the dead. . . . 1242 i 

At his right hand our 379 

A thousand seraphs 338 

At last I own it cannot . 527 
At noon beneath the. . . 886 i 

A tree of life with 1294 

Attending angels shout. 1291 j 
At the voice of the Lord. 141 
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